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Clarify your purpose

An unlikely event: I bought Oprah’s Best Advice Ever book at Dollarama. It was a steal at three dollars. Dollarama is a dangerous place full of wonders. A discerning shopper can save a lot of money there. Anyone else is apt to waste money (albeit in small amounts) on junk. Ever since this, I’ve been ruthless …

Embracing failure 

It starts raining and J’s car is smart so the windshield wipers come on automatically. Even though the car’s not running, save the radio. Even though I’m sitting here in the parking lot of Planet Organic, I’m not sure why, I have no intention of going in. I never sat in grocery store parking lots …

Goodnight laundry (a bedtime story)

Parenting today was letting my teething four month old gnaw on my knuckles. And sleep on my body like I was a piece of furniture. Four short months ago, baby F was literally part of my body.  Attached, inside. No wonder we are connected, no wonder she regards my appendages as comfortable infrastructure for her …

Goals, growth and grace

  Baby F is growing out of her clothes. We are managing with mostly hand-me-downs and gifts which is so fortunate. I keep pulling out clothes that seemed impossibly large and then getting her into them just in time to see her grow out of them. It requires real attention actually, keeping an eye on the too-big …

Listen

The Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie has announced that he has terminal brain cancer. And that the Hip will be doing one final farewell tour. This morning my good friend CBC radio talked about this iconic front man as a “compulsive creator”. I wonder – are most of us that way, only stifled? Creating. Creating a work of …

You drive

Since my motivational video marathon last week, my perspective has shifted, but only slightly. I’m looking for something that is going to smash the window that I’m looking at my life through. A window that’s been thick and cloudy lately. All those videos helped remove some of the grime but the window is still there. I want a big …