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5-Day Artist Challenge Postponed Due to Hogwarts Sorting Incident

Posted on August 21st, 2016

My dear dance friend Mary nominated me, well over a year ago, for the 5-Day Artist Challenge on Facebook, in which you post a photo or so every day for five days, along with some interesting information or anecdote, to share with others the role of art in your life. I did not manage to […]

Sleep Apnea Test: The Best Sleep You’ll Never Have!

Posted on July 31st, 2016

I already know that I have sleep apnea, which is known as “a common disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep”. I know I have this, not just because my sleep doctor said so, and not just because several people related to me have it, […]

More Beauty

Posted on July 10th, 2016

As one of my dear Camp friends said to me today, I’m in the right place this week. Today, there was so much beauty – so easy to feel close to my Sebastian. An hour-long silent Meeting on the hill (silent but for cicadas, wind in trees, and riotous birds), looking at this. Circles holding hands. […]

Five Years to Miss You

Posted on July 9th, 2016

Dear Sebastian, It’s now five years since your birth day; five years and about thirty-seven hours since your heart beat last. There is something about this year that has made my baby memories extra-vivid. I have thought of you so much this spring. I feel your days coming the first time the weather gets hot. Despite seemingly constant […]

Such Outrageous (Good) Fortune

Posted on June 17th, 2016

I mentioned I’ve been absent from school twice within the last two months, for a week at a time. There are only good reasons for this, and this is what I wrote (and didn’t manage to post) when I came back from the first one – a rare and wonderful reunion of my dad’s side […]

Eight Grade 1 Boys Is Lots.

Posted on June 15th, 2016

Report cards and yearbook are finally done! There was a lot of work to crunch into the short period since I returned from OELC (more on that later), but still doesn’t feel like as much of a survival accomplishment as MY SEVEN-YEAR-OLD’S BIRTHDAY PARTY. This is the first proper party we’ve had for him, with […]

Undulating Perspective III: The Importance of Sleep

Posted on May 23rd, 2016

Hey, y’all. As you know, I love May. It’s the best month. This year, May has been tougher for our family than it usually is. I’m gonna tell you why for venting purposes, but you can skip this paragraph if you want. Blah blah: all four of us got a stomach bug at different times […]

Staying Pretty

Posted on April 8th, 2016

No need to adjust your screens. Yes, I’m posting again THE NEXT DAY, what?? It’s because I just read a post on Facebook by my aunt, who is sick of looking at Trump’s obnoxious mug. Reading it, I realized I am also sick of it. He was making me wince internally every time I saw […]

Happy Spring?

Posted on April 7th, 2016

Hi lovelies, It’s spring! Ha ha. Here in our city, we’ve had over 20 cm of snow this week. A few nights ago, we had a cozy wood fire in our fireplace (it’s finally drawing properly!), which was great but distinctly un-springy. ‘Twas the weather Christmas forgot to have. And then today… it was just muck falling […]

Coaching Your Kid To Stand Up To Bullies

Posted on February 25th, 2016

My son is in Grade 1, and he has this one particular classmate who worried me from the first day. I was told, by a friend of mine whose son was in his kindergarten class, that he was “the cool kid.” It was obviously true. Short but sporty, tough little chin, primary-school mohawk haircut. Clearly comfortable […]