A Day in the Life: Stumps

It has been many months since I last posted anything on this blog and as always, the more time goes by without writing, the harder it is to actually get going again.So I used one of WordPress’s daily nudges to get myself started (the first time I’ve used them, but hey. Desperate times call forContinue reading “A Day in the Life: Stumps”

The Niqab: Pushing the Wall Back on My Cultural Limitations

It’s hard when you smash into the wall of you’re cultural limitations. This head-on, concussion-giving mental collision is occurring in me as we speak, with the proposed Bill 94 which would ban any sort of face coverings in any government building (including schools) in Quebec. Now usually, I wouldn’t feel so conflicted. I am aContinue reading “The Niqab: Pushing the Wall Back on My Cultural Limitations”

Learning: A Messy Affair

Excuse the lack of posts these days- a perfect storm of lack of time, inclination and focus has caused me to be unusually silent. But there comes a time when even I begin to weird myself out and need to start spouting opinions whether they are fully formed or not. And this, dear readers, isContinue reading “Learning: A Messy Affair”


How much of living is just plain drudgery? This question was forefront in my mind as I, squeezed into my daughter’s desk, sat through another 2 hour meeting at the school. Now don’t get me wrong- this meeting was nowhere near as painful as those of yesteryear. It involved a few students from my daughter’sContinue reading “Drudgery”

Working Mother: a tautology

Here is what you get when you google definitions of tautology on the web: Definitions of tautology on the Web: The repetition, in the definition, of information already provided by the term designating the concept. …www.translationbureau.gc.ca/index.php A formula is a tautology if and only if it is impossible that it is false. AND A formulaContinue reading “Working Mother: a tautology”

Who invented mistakes?

My daughter lied to me yesterday. Not only did she lie, she lied about money so that she could buy something she wanted. I, of, course, like any good super hero of a mother who has x-ray vision into their children’s soul, caught her out. I confronted her, confiscated what she had bought with herContinue reading “Who invented mistakes?”

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 this world?These are questions I ask myself often. It is like the adult ship wasContinue reading “Adulthood- what is it good for?”

Confessions of a Reading Addict

I have been reading a lot in the past year. And I don’t mean the leisurely kind of reading, where you read to go to sleep at night (although I do that too). I read whenever I can. I read on the metro. I read on my breaks. I ignore my coworkers at lunch soContinue reading “Confessions of a Reading Addict”