What a difference a year makes. I can only watch from afar, the devastation greater than I can fathom. Using numbers doesn’t help me understand the magnitude when it’s ten and one hundred times bigger than my closest reference. And even that I cannot comprehend.
“I’m a mistaker,” he says, stopping me cold in my steps, all my attention on that small sentence.
Nothing major happened recently, but sometimes it’s the small tremors, those aftershocks that echo long after events pass that build up into something overwhelming.
I love Canada, and yet... we have so far to go.
3. Life is short.
4. A picture is worth a thousand words but a single caption can skew perspective and incite passion. Things are taken out of context and made the current issue.
My husband jokingly issued me a challenge a little over 6 weeks ago: Could I give up my smart phone for lent?
Motherhood is the most difficult thing I've ever done. There is no possible way to fully prepare for the worry, fear, joy, pain and love that consumes the heart. No matter what you think it will be like, you will be wrong, and it's not a bad thing.
Side Note: I'm taking part in the Writing101 challenge, which means this is a break in what I usually post. Day 13's challenge relates to Day 4's Post: On day 4, you wrote a post about losing something. Today, write about finding something. Today’s twist: if you wrote day four’s post as the first in a series, … Continue reading learning about loss: finding joy in sorrow
side note: I'm taking part in the Writing101 challenge, which means this is a break in what I usually post. Day 6's challenge is to: Today, write a post focusing on one — or more — of the people that have recently entered your life, and tell us how your narratives intersected. Today’s twist: Turn your … Continue reading the horses
Side Note: I'm taking part in the Writing101 challenge, which means this is a break in what I usually post. Day 4's challenge is to: Write about a loss: something (or someone) that was part of your life, and isn’t any more. Today’s twist: Make today’s post the first in a three-post series. Since I've … Continue reading learning about loss: the bottom falls out
I don't run into it much, but there are still gender-bias and stereotypes in architecture. Sometimes it's from an employer (mine is not like that at all), sometimes it's from the guys on a construction site and sometimes, it's from the client. I didn't expect to find gender-bias in the design of a high-tech fertility clinic … Continue reading Gender Bias in Healthcare Design?
Hi Everyone! I'm over at Wordsmith Studio today, Refocusing my Social Media Presence. I hope you will check it out with me!
I can't be there in Sochi, but I was in Vancouver in 2010, when we won the gold medal in men's hockey. It looked something like this: And then, people tried to repeat the game winning goal in the streets like this: Thank you Team Canada, you made us proud. Go Canada Go!
With all the comments floating around about the Olympics, including the tweets criticizing the Canadian athletes for the way they handled Putin's visit to Canada house, I thought I'd bring back this post I wrote in early 2010, as I watched the Olympic circus arrive in Vancouver. I'm sure I'll have more to say later, … Continue reading Olympic Celebration or Olympic Cynicism?
There have been some interesting articles I've seen posted online lately, pertaining to health care. 1. Hospital Faucets Pose Infection Risk Healthcare Design Magazine recently posted an article linked to a study illustrating aerators in hospital faucets increase microbes by 10 times. This reminds me of an article I saw in the Toronto Star in … Continue reading Healthcare in the news: Faucets, Noise Pollution and Social Networks for Mental Health