Photo by Cristina Zaragoza on Unsplash. Is this Narcissistic? A question I ask myself every time I publish a blog post. Every time I throw my thoughts and feelings out into the world for others to read and occasionally comment on. At the rate of one post per week for the past while, I have … Continue reading Is This Narcissistic?
Why a former grade-four kid who bawled her eyes out on stage in front of a entire gymnasium full of parents and students during a school concert wanted to sing is beyond me. This is the same student who hyperventilated and vomited before each mandatory public speaking class in university. It is the author who … Continue reading When You Gotta Sing
Photo by Federica Campanaro on Unsplash. A while back, The Doc and I took a short trip that lasted six days. It involved two flights, approximately 1000 kilometers of driving and hours upon hours of sitting at kitchen tables while chatting. There was plenty of wine and good food and wonderful people. We got to … Continue reading Six Days Of Sitting Makes Me Want To Burn My Bra
Photo by Ben Rosett on Unsplash No doubt about it, I consider 2019 to be the second-worst year of my thirty-year marriage. The worst year was back around 1994, and is a long complicated story for another time. It was the catalyst for our eventual move to Nova Scotia. In order to understand why I … Continue reading The Second-Worst Year of My Marriage
Photo: iStock. Anyone who was born in December knows that December Birthdays often get usurped by the BIG HOLIDAY. Like the time when I was turning sixteen and had to spend the entire day helping my mother clean the kitchen cupboards because those cupboards just had to be cleaned before Christmas. Or the time that … Continue reading Closing Out December Birthday Season
Photo provided by Jenn Stone. He stood in our front hall, smiling from ear to ear and almost quivering with excitement. There wasn't a nervous bone in his body. He had taken great care choosing his outfit. The same way anyone else who was preparing for a job interview would. Gold lamé pants from a … Continue reading When JT Asked Santa For A Job
Photo by Egor Lyfar on Unsplash Now that we have passed Black Friday and Cyber Monday, do you still believe that Christmas is for kids? Have you looked at a flyer lately? Say your favourite big-box hardware or electronics store, or home decor outlet. How about your inbox or social media feeds? Christmas is not … Continue reading Who Is Christmas Really For?