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The 2016 Review + New Year Questionnaire

Posted on January 11th, 2017

Happy New Year! Isn’t it nice to have a new start, after the year we’ve had? Time for the semi-traditional New Year’s Questionnaire. This year, I’ve decided to take some liberties with it. That is to say, I deleted or modified the questions that were annoying me or seemed repetitive. No time for baloney in 2017! […]

5-Day Artist Challenge, Day 3: Visual Art

Posted on September 1st, 2016

It’s Visual Art for Day 3 of the Artist Challenge! I’m going to bend the art-as-bread metaphor a bit, and say that visual art… is a sandwich. Because it has to be. You take your deliciously blank bread/canvas/hunk of rock, add your ideas and effort, colour and texture, and make it something totally new that’s […]

5-Day Artist Challenge, Day 1: Writing

Posted on August 29th, 2016

Okay, 5-Day Artist Challenge, here we go! In true OELC iArts fashion, I shall dedicate each of the five days to a different strand of art, and I decree that writing shall be first. Because obviously. If art is bread for the soul, writing is… let’s say sourdough. You get a starter of an idea, you […]

#NaBloPoMo, Day 12: Teachers

Posted on November 12th, 2015

I am what they call a “planning teacher,” which means I am always teaching the students from other people’s homerooms, when their regular classroom teacher is doing his or her planning. At the moment, I work with four different groups of students in Grades 4 to 6. This job means that I get a unique […]

An Open Letter to Justin Trudeau

Posted on October 21st, 2015

Dear Justin Trudeau, Congratulations on sweeping the country. I can’t deny that it was pretty exciting to witness something new, and rather surprising, happening on Monday night. It’s hard to describe what a relief it is to be rid of Stephen Harper’s government, but I think you already get it. You know – and successfully campaigned on the […]

How do you know if you’re done having kids?

Posted on April 18th, 2015

It seems silly, sometimes, to wrestle with this question. Should we have another child? I know it’s a luxury even to be able to ask this. There are lots of people for whom having kids is not a true choice – either the opportunity or ability is not there, or, in some cases, the option not to have more […]

6 Headlines You Won’t See at the Supermarket Checkout

Posted on April 5th, 2014

In case you’re wondering, the title of this post is a bit ironic. If you hang around the Interwebs, you may have noticed that it’s real trendy or whatever to write articles and posts that start with a number. Somehow it makes the content more attractive and edible if you enumerate stuff. Far be it […]

Belated Not-So-Lofty “Resolutions”

Posted on January 16th, 2014

One thing I’m learning to accept in recent months is that sometimes, I need to shoot lower. It’s not something they’re ever going to engrave on an decorative tile to hang in your kitchen: “Don’t try quite so hard – just lower your expectations so they’re easier to meet. S’okay.” But that’s the verdict I’m […]

Wishful Thinking for the New Year

Posted on January 1st, 2014

Happy New Year, lovely Di-hards. I’m making wishes today. This one is for you:  I wish for your baby to be born so sweet and healthy that the whole world smiles. And you: I wish for that project you’re working on to grow wings and take off (with you in the pilot seat, of course). And you: I […]

Days of Saints and Souls

Posted on November 1st, 2013

Dear Sebastian, I haven’t written to you as much as I’ve wanted to lately. I didn’t write to you at Thanksgiving, even though I always wish for you at family gatherings. I didn’t write to you on October 15th – Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day – since it was one of those weeks I […]

 
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