I'm behind on everything - we're reopening for Covid Summer 2021 Step 3 at my work! Summer camps! School! Side gig! Kids! - so of course I'm popping in to update my blog in the first time in forever. This morning I was lying in bed gathering my forces and I had such a strong … Continue reading Love abides in Pringles
Shipwrecked and Alone
I advised my wife also to dress herself in sailor's clothes, as more convenient for swimming should she be thrown into the water. She objected greatly at first, but eventually I convinced her of the means of safety the dress would prove in case of accident, and she retired from the cabin to make the … Continue reading Shipwrecked and Alone
#OkBoomer + The Rise of Skywalker anticipation
The generational warfare is strong this week as the NY Times points out the #OkBoomer trend. Thanks, New York Times, but the Boomer/Y showdown is really about to play out this December through the mythology of our time, as The Rise Of Skywalker hits movie theatres. Let's pause to consider the oeuvre to date. First … Continue reading #OkBoomer + The Rise of Skywalker anticipation
We Need To Talk About Ben
She opens his backpack with a frisson of shame. She's been a diplomatic spy, a princess, and now a general, but going through her own child's belongings feels scummy, a low blow. She'd brought him into the world with high expectations, at a time that the world felt on the cusp of better things. Breastfeeding, … Continue reading We Need To Talk About Ben
Things I own or pay for in the hopes I will wake up transformed into the person of my dreams: Adobe Creative Suite Glass pens Size 6 dress Blank photo albums and picture frames Christmas/Holiday cards Leather motorcycle jacket Raised bed gardening book (the best one!)
A couple of weeks ago I went down one of those YouTube rabbit holes and ended up delighting in the exploits of Stoffle the Honey Badger (as well as other related honey badger content): I'm now trying to write a honey badger into a reverse portal story which takes place largely in Toronto...if only honey … Continue reading Honey badger
Carl and I are at the Georgian Bay Hotel celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary (!!) and departing for the Scandinave Spa in about 45 minutes. I'm lying in a king sized bed in a suite that seems huge, and he's on the balcony meditating. Things have changed for me. Last night, we were weighing our … Continue reading Deconstruction
Byte sized #10 – author love
"I will never enjoy simplicity again; it will never be good enough for me. I require so many more ingredients; I require so much more technique. I need to be danced for and entertained. I have made the region of my delight a tiny head of a pin. Did anyone tell me that it would … Continue reading Byte sized #10 – author love
So how’s the midlife crisis going?
This week Brené Brown's The Midlife Unravelling has been hitting my feeds, and it's well worth a read. I've been thinking lately that my crisis isn't actually over and it was both validating and annoying to read something that made me realize...it never actually will be. With this understood, I can get on with the job … Continue reading So how’s the midlife crisis going?
Luke Skywalker, losing his religion
That's me in the corner That's me in the spotlight Losing my religion Trying to keep up with you And I don't know if I can do it Oh no I've said too much I haven't said enough -R.E.M. I did manage to get Darth Boot (my 'walking' cast I'm not allow to walk in … Continue reading Luke Skywalker, losing his religion