The Privilege of Being Canadian

I was falling asleep in the backseat of an Uber ride, my flight having landed well past midnight after a long and weary day of travel. Uber has streamlined its mobile application, so I was connected with my driver as soon as I hit the confirm button.  It told me his name, car make and…

The Reluctant Traveller – St. John’s NFLD

My last blog entry spoke of my regret of not having the time nor money to travel … and my hope that my son takes the opportunity to travel the world before settling into work, family and the other life events that happen while you are busy making other plans. All of a sudden, I…

If you died today … what would be your biggest regret?

Facing death is something I have to do at least every six months with my scans.  The grim reaper has come calling once, but it wasn’t my time.  I came back with a new appreciation for the moments we have and with whom we share them with.  If you aren’t in my life, there is…

poetry ~ one in two canadians

I submitted this poem to CBC’s 2018 poetry competition, but it wasn’t selected.  Instead I’d like to share it here with you … one in two canadians my breast whispered i am one in eight i can’t do this i reply back to lay awake poking at the lump staring at my white popcorn ceiling…

Lesson 85 ~ “My grievances hide the light of the world in me”

If you have been wondering where my lessons are, I chose to quiet my voice rather than disturb your journey.  However, I do intend to document my path through A Course in Miracles.  I am currently studying Lesson 85, which has two parts. It was a profoundly rich lesson.  And God used the most extraordinary…

Lest We Forget

If I think of a month filled with the grim reaper … it’s November. Gone are the brilliant autumn colours.  Long gone are the vibrant heat waves of summer.  November is grey and barren and lifeless.  Not even a sprinkling of snow covers the bleakness of the month.  It’s too early to decorate for the…

LinkedUp

/incoming rant I’m a competent professional, sought after for my business acumen and technical skills.  As an extrovert, I relish connecting with people through my work.  I (like to think) I am skilled at effective communication, with sincerity and warmth.  Sure, I can manage a difficult project, but I usually try to succeed with respect,…

Tea Time

My best friend and I have been through hell and back together.  When one of us is overwhelmed, the other reminds her of Step One:  Tea It’s the most relaxing way to start the day.  Rather than a bitter jolt from coffee, tea soothes, comforts and revives. Step One is sit down and have a…

Hot Mess

Our weather patterns are a hot mess.  While Hurricane Michael built itself up to a Category 4 storm in stealth mode, we were breaking heatwave records in Canada. Hot weather makes me cranky.  After volunteering in the Emergency Room many years ago, I realized that there was a pattern connecting heat to tempers … violence,…

ima rockstar!

Me: “I know what I want for Christmas!” Matt: “What?” Me: “A karaoke machine with auto-tune.” Matt: “NO.” Me: “I know what I want for Christmas!” Matt: “NO.” Mike: “What?” Matt (turns to Mike and said): “Just say no. Either you have to live with it or I do.” Mike:  “Good point!” Me: “A karaoke…

The Meaning of Life

If you happened to see someone dancing on the street this morning as she walked her two dogs  … that was me.  Headphones and iPhone, two bewildered dogs and a dozen cars honking because I was just that happy!  I hope I made someone’s morning.  But I am also content to beat my own drum…

You Know What I Mean?

Am I the only nerd who needs an “undo the last thing I did … whatever it is that I did” option on all their technology?  Be it a brower (I lost all my links), or my laptop (I lobotomized my taskbar), or my phone (I pressed some buttons and got myself into voice activation…