Burn


Women's Issues

I’m building up a slow burn. My rage is levelling and I need to place it somewhere. Right now I feel very much all talk and no action, and I need action. I’m tired of domestic violence not being taken seriously – of abusers murdering innocent children because the women they felt they owned decided […]

January 10, 2018

There is only the trying


Issues, Women's Issues

I watched the Golden Globes last night, I saw Oprah’s speech, I saw all the reactions on Twitter and read articles about the Time’s Up movement. At the same time I’m currently reading Hillary Clinton’s book What Happened, and delving back into the campaign that was. I read an article about the men who chose […]

January 9, 2018

It’s all Golden


Issues

Awards show night on Twitter is my favourite. I mean, I always watch the shows and I used to just talk to the TV or my sister, but now I get to say my thoughts out into the ether and have people talk back. I wasn’t sure I would watch this year’s Golden Globe, which […]

January 8, 2018

Fair Wage


Issues

There is much debate here in Ontario about the changes to the minimum wage that came in on January 1. Some employers are cutting other employee benefits (like breaks or tips) so that their costs don’t go up. People are saying that an increased minimum wage will kill small businesses. Others are pointing out that […]

January 6, 2018

2018


Personal

New Year’s Eve for me is a day of tidying. I tidy the house, I take care of myself a bit, I plan a bit, I make sure the family calendar is up to date. This year I am laying out a plan. I need to figure out the best way to get through my […]

January 5, 2018

Ottawa


Ottawa

I love this city. I am proud to be from here. I am glad to have grown up here. I love the resources we have here, the museums, and Parliament. I am thrilled to have grown up with Parliament in my backyard. Being the capital, Ottawa has been the centre of a lot of the […]

December 26, 2017

Our tree, a tour


Parenting, Personal

My friend Lynn (did you know she wrote a book?) posted a little tour of her family Christmas tree and I thought it was a lovely idea. Our tree, whose name, apparently, is Bob, according to the kid, is pretty awesome. When I was a kid, my mother would get us each a new ornament […]

December 25, 2017

It’s Christmas, all over


Personal

Today is Christmas Eve, which is weird because it feels like December just started, and I’m not actually sure what happened to November. But overall we’ve been doing Christmas well, I think. We’ve packed a lot of great stuff in. The kid and I had a night together when I took her out to see […]

December 24, 2017

Fuel


Health, Personal, Women's Issues

The other day Joe said something to the kid and it pinged something in me. She asked if she could have a doughnut when we stopped for hot chocolate after the Christmas parade (this was not just a Santa Claus parade, there was a girl dressed as Mary riding a donkey in the first group) […]

December 4, 2017

Hasthtag Fail.


Personal

I did not complete NaBloPoMo. I am not going to make 50,000 words for NaNoWriMo. November, with the exception of my trip to New York, and perhaps because of the let down when I got back, has been a month of suck. I’m not the only one who feels that way. I’ve had multiple people […]

November 30, 2017