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When the mice are away, the cats play

Now don’t get me wrong. I would way rather have my children home than not. But that does not mean that J and I have been sitting around the house pining away. No sirree. This is a sample of what … Continue reading

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What do you mean, you’re leaving?

I think I have a problem with living too much on paper. Once, when I was in Grad school and my children were 6 and 4 years old respectively, I saw an empty space in my calendar. I had class … Continue reading

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Vacations Are Good: Part III

The Bike path beside the drainage ditch where I would run. I was waiting for a drag race like in Grease or a good ol’ fashion Terminator truck chase but alas, it was empty and barren but for the reams … Continue reading

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Vacations are Good: Part 1

What shameful negligence. It has been over a month since I have posted anything on this blog, and over two months since I’ve posted anything but book reviews. But March Break is over, I have dealt with the crappy bureaucracy … Continue reading

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Three New Things I Did on my Vacation

 1. I stood on my head. Okay, this is something I excelled at as a child. I even have this weird mercenary memory of making $5 on a bet at my own father’s funeral for standing on my head for … Continue reading

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The Business of Friends

Or businesses. One thing about growing up, is that when you go home, people are older. I know shocking. They have families. Careers. Some are teachers. Linguists. Chefs. And some have decided to be small business owners. Here is a … Continue reading

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Lessons in Grace: Part II

We arrived in Victoria nearly a month ago. My mother picked us up from the airport and drove us directly to my sister’s new house. She had just moved in a few weeks before our visit and has a suite … Continue reading

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Lessons in Grace: Part I

I have this ideal mode of behaviour in my head where I act kind and respectful to everybody I meet. Where I never say the wrong thing, or act petulantly when I have to do something I don’t want to … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts on Going Home

On Pandora St. You can’t. Well you can, but the road back is overgrown and thorny, with many hidden potholes. Yep. That is about as much wisdom per coffee ratio that I have today. Which, of course, won’t stop me … Continue reading

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Reflections on a cross-country train ride #3- Chicago to Montreal

Today is the first day of school for S and C so I guess it is high time I finish the trip posts. Combined with the need to prepare lunches again and think about a school uniform and forms to … Continue reading

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