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Rants: a collection

The election is over, but I had a series of thoughts to keep for posterity: 1/ On September 25, The Globe and Mail published an oped by Shachi Kurl, the moderator for the English debate. In it she defends herself, which is absolutely a fair thing to want to do. But she says she wasn’t …

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Come September

The Governor of Florida is threatening to withhold pay from school superintendents who defy his ban on mask mandates. Meanwhile, 6,000 children in Louisiana have Covid, cases have doubled in just four days. Alberta is being called Canada’s Florida because it is the only place in the Western world that has removed all safeguards. “Learning …

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Valley girl

Ever since we moved to our new little town I have felt this need to justify myself as a local. Yes, I grew up right in the middle of the city, but this was always a place of mine. I’m not just some city person trying to get away from the hectic life. The fact …

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Quirk Quark Quack

I’m doing this creating challenge through January to encourage myself to get my hands dirty a little more often, and today’s prompt was “What does belonging mean to you?” So while I was doing my morning pages – another habit I’m trying to get in to – I started thinking about that. What does it …

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Idle hands

I have been trying to dive into my creativity. I need it – it’s an anti-depressant for me. When I get into it I can lose myself, lose time. I want to say that I was very creative as a kid – I remember trips to Wallack’s, painting, sketching, lots of writing – but at …

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It’s getting a bit intents

I’ve been thinking a lot about the second part of our quarantine. We’re not officially shut down in the city, but our family is certainly going back to stage one. There are cupboards and drawers that I sorted in March that I’m going to be re-organizing again. There are goals I set myself that I’m …

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Rock, hard place

Sometimes I feel stuck between identities. It’s ingrained in me, because I grew up with one sister but I’m also the youngest of five. I have also become a lot of things I didn’t expect, and tried to be things I could never have been. The title of mother still surprises me sometimes. I have …

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Not Appropriate

There was a bit of a kerfuffle in the Niki Ashton campaign last week when a meme was posted on her Twitter account (whether that came from her or someone on her team, I don’t know). The meme used Beyoncé lyrics to demonstrate Ashton’s goals for the party – that it should move to the …

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