Truth and Reconciliation, One Human at a Time

Today is National Indigenous Peoples’ Day, formerly known as National Aboriginal Day, established to celebrate First Nations, Métis, and Inuit culture in Canada. I know that for many Indigenous people, this day seems like lip-service, since we have not yet established a day to focus on Truth and Reconciliation. I decided to use this day Read More

5-Day Artist Challenge, Day 5: Dance

I’ve saved Dance for last in my 5-Day Artist Challenge, because my relationship with dance is both of utmost importance to me, and hardest to describe. (So hard, in fact, that apparently I had to wait for ages, forget that I still had never finished the post, and pick it up with renewed fervour.) You may Read More

The village that raises my children

Family Camp 2013 at Camp NeeKauNis:   Where there was ALWAYS sand in my bed. Where we scored the luxury of a cabin with a bathroom (thanks for being a baby, Baby AB!). Where Sean was able to be with us for four happy days. Where we ate three home-cooked meals a day – none Read More

Wrapping up NaBloPoMo! (…I cheated a little.)

It’s November 30th, the last day of National Blog Posting Month, 2012! Whew. What a relief. For real. Like last year at this time, I am proud to say that I did it! But with slightly less integrity than in 2011. 30 blog posts One per day (though this was where I cheated. I tweaked Read More

Family Camp at NeeKauNis 2012

Here we are at Family Camp, at Camp NeeKauNis. It’s the only place I can think of where daily life truly does fall away and become a distant background. As soon as I get here, it’s hard to remember what my priorities were when I was at home… Not the fundamental ones, of course, but Read More

Sleep

You know how sometimes, people suck? You know those days when you look at the world and go, “How did we even get this far? We’re shallow and violent and self-centred. We hurt each other and we waste and we destroy and WE SUCK.” Then there are those other days: the days where you’re reminded Read More