Monthly Archives: March 2008

Carpet lying

Lying on the carpet again. This happens way too often. Lying there feeling heavy, like everything in my brain just became 10 pound stones and I am crushed under the weight of them. I am on the carpet spread eagle, … Continue reading

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Campaign for leaving our kids alone

STOP! CEASE THE MADNESS! In a way, this is a sequel to my last post. I wrote about grooming- besides a daily shower a fresh pair of underwear and shirt and teeth brushing, I basically suck at it. But then … Continue reading

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Just gimme a pill or why I suck at preventive medicine

Confession. Now I know that this little posting will be sacrilege in the ears of my naturopath sister, so if you are reading this sister, I would advise you to look elsewhere. For the sake of our continuing good relationship, … Continue reading

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Outline of a nightmare

Little did she know the virus was already creeping along her insides, scratching at her throat and squeezing sweat out of the glands located by her hairline. It was Friday night and she was choosing the movie she was to … Continue reading

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The Lord Jim School of Parenting

Have you ever read Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad? No? Well, you should. I read it years ago and I still think of it. The aspect of the novel that haunts me so much is Jim’s reaction when he is … Continue reading

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A world of possibilities

My father-in-law is a wise man. During the years that I have known him, he has said many things that I take as words to live by. He phoned last night to ask how the interview went, and we talked … Continue reading

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March is the cruellest month…

Until you hit April and it is still snowing. Which it will be, because nothing good happens anymore. Yesterday we received an extra 26 cm of snow. The short, choppy sentences I am writing should give you a notion about … Continue reading

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Letter to my Body-BlogHer essay

Dear Body, I know it has been a long time since we’ve really talked. So here I am, writing this letter, hoping to bury the hatchet. The truth is, you are like my 1989 Toyota Camry: not much to look … Continue reading

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Adulthood- what is it good for?

How do people do it? How do they manage to be so efficient and productive and… and… functional? What is the secret to being an adult?Is it closely guarded? Did I miss the initiation rite? Why can’t I cope with … Continue reading

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Ten Steps to Road Trip

Step 1. Fight off all incapacitating illness. Step 2. Do all laundry. Step 3. Make the kids pack their own things. Step 4. Pack own bag. Step 5. Verify kids packing. Add items forgotten, such as underwear and pyjamas. Take … Continue reading

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