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The bird is the word

I joined Twitter in 2008, followed the two people I knew there and tried to figure out what was going on. I don’t remember how long it took me to get going, but get going I did. By the time the 2008 election rolled around, I was using Twitter for work and it proved very …

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It gets messy

My copy of my friend Ann Douglas’ newest book Navigating the Messy Middle finally came in last week and I am now reading it. I turn 42 in a few months and I do consider myself middle aged, though I also feel very young – but so do some of the women she described. Immediately …

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Notwithstanding, we persisted

When you have a B.A. in Political Science with a specialization in Canadian politics and you have a passion for said politics and a whole bunch of unprecedented stuff happens at the same time, it’s actually kind of overwhelming. First there was the whole second Trudeau, second time the Emergency Measures Act was ever used …

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Novel writing

I have a deep desire to do NaNoWriMo this year. I have a hint of a story that I think could really be something I could write. Not necessarily something that will be great, but something that I can get a good first draft going with. That’s all I really want. I want to have …

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Que sera, sera

I’ve been feeling something of a sea change. I don’t know if it’s because I’m hurtling towards 42 and Hitchhiker’s Guide affected me more than I thought, or it’s because of the current state of the world. It’s exhausting being angry so much of the time, and I’m missing out on the things that are …

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Crash and burn

For months, if not years, I have been creeping towards burn out. It’s been a long series of really hard things. We’ve moved, lost family members, I’ve changed jobs, and this whole COVID thing. I’ve taken things on that I probably shouldn’t have, and I’ve waited for situations to get better or change longer than …

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Them v Us

This morning I woke up to the news that Roe v Wade has been overturned by the US Supreme Court. Not only that, but Justice Thomas seems to think this is a good start to overturn other rights like marriage equality and access to contraception. There are states who have trigger laws, just waiting for …

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Group project

Yesterday there was a car accident very near where I grew up. There is a bridge that cars, bikes and pedestrians cross and at the edge of that bridge a lot of cars turn right. Many of the cars that turn right there don’t shoulder check – that’s why more than one cyclist has been …

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Think about love

I’ve been reading All About Love by bell hooks, and when I’m done I think I’ll read it again. After two very hard years of people treating other people like crap, and me treating myself like crap, it’s been a great thing to read. It’s not about romantic love, it’s not a self-help book, it’s …

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89

Dear Dad, You would be 89 today. You should be. I was sure you would live into your 90s. I was sure we would have more time. You’re missing this whole Covid thing – a worldwide pandemic with massive communication failures. You must be devastated, there is so much you could study. So much time …

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