Monthly Archives: April 2008

Psycho mama, qu’est-ce- que c’est?

Yesterday, my daughter and I went on our first bike ride together. She has just learned to ride, and we thought we would take the bikes to go the video store. It was supposed to be a fun time. An … Continue reading

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Epiphany on schooling

Okay. Epiphany might be a slight overstatement. But I was thinking last night as I brushed my teeth and pondered the math homework my daughter worked on that evening, what is this good for? What does school prepare you for, … Continue reading

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Reason Why I Didn’t Sleep Last Night

And no, it wasn’t an interesting reason. I will give you one word: COMMUTE. There I said it. I am nervous as hell. I start a new job today, and this job entails a commute of probably 30- 45 minutes … Continue reading

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Tax man and phone-in radio shows

Taxes Yesterday we went to do our taxes. Since we’ve been in Montreal, every year we go see the same people- a mega chain that charges an arm and a leg and that hires incompetent eggplants who do not give … Continue reading

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SAFE-reasonable requirement or obsession?

I just read this post a friend just sent me from a website called Free Range Kids. And it seemed a propos somehow. This whole issue about time and overscheduling and the need to have every minute of the day … Continue reading

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Time: if you can’t beat it, join it?

I just read this book called The New Policeman by Kate Thompson. It is a children’s novel that speaks about our modern plague: the chronic lack of time. In the story, a mother asks for some time for her birthday- … Continue reading

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Monty Python saves the day

This weekend I went with my children to the local Blockbuster video store. We were in a hurry and had to select our videos quickly. After choosing two films (one for family friendly viewing and the other for adult friendly … Continue reading

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