Monthly Archives: May 2014

Recognized, but not that way

The Daily Prompt asks, “As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? How close or far are you from that vision?” Famous. I wanted to be famous. I blame the acting classes, and the modicum … Continue reading

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Happiness is… not quite what I expected

If you are old enough you will likely remember this little book by Charles Shultz, creator of the “Peanuts” comic strip. This simple little book put the phrase “happiness is…” into daily vernacular decades ago.  It was first published in 1962, … Continue reading

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Envirothon: “It’s a life thing”

I’ve just spent two hours driving down the Trans Canada highway with four 16-year-old girls. We were on our way home from a province-wide competition in which they (together with a fifth team-mate) placed third, and they spent much of the ride … Continue reading

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The size of now

The future is a very big place. I know this to be true, because I have spent a lot of time there– typically getting lost in the big-ness of it. It’s an easy place in which to get lost, in … Continue reading

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Lizard Skins

Meet my daughter’s lizard. If you’ve  been reading this blog long enough you’ve met him before, because he spent some time as my houseguest back in October. He’s a skink. A blue-tongued skink, actually. And yes, that means he has … Continue reading

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Motherhood: What the “What to Expect” books failed to tell you

You will never get it right. You will twist yourself into knots to be there for your child in every way and at all times, until your child says, “That’s enough! Let me do it myself!” And when you do … Continue reading

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Guerrilla Aging: Reinventing. Again.

Renee,  who blogs at Life in the Boomer Lane, recently started a  guest-blogging feature she calls Guerrilla Aging: Navigating the Third Half of Life. For a description of her vision for this feature check out this post. If you are a “woman … Continue reading

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