Apparently, It Doesn’t Get Better: On You And Me And Us And Dan And All The Bullies In Between

July 16, 2012

UPDATED BELOW. BECAUSE I SLEPT ON IT. When I was nine years old, I saw Bigfoot. That is, I thought I did. I think. I can’t fully recall exactly what I saw, but my nine year old self decided that it was the Sasquatch, and so that was the story that I told. I told [...]

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10 Summer Memories My Kids Won’t Have

July 5, 2012

The other week, Emilia and I went on holiday in the Canadian Rockies with Adventures By Disney. We did awesome things like raft whitewater in the Kicking Horse River, climb up to the Cosmic Ray Station on Sulphur Mountain, throw snowballs at each other on the Athabasca Glacier, and mountain-bike along the Bow River. I [...]

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On Mountains High

June 21, 2012

Today, Tanner graduates from seventh grade. My sister says it best: an epic event in our lives, for him, for me. The road has been heartwrenching, heartfelt and totally awesome. All of that, and more. What for many of us is just one small hill on a long road of many hills and valleys, for [...]

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Love Lifts Us Up

June 18, 2012

On the day before Father’s Day, I stood on top of one of the Rocky mountains, and I thought about my dad, who loved the Rockies, and who would have loved to have stood atop one. And I thought, too, about how so many of my experiences are colored by his absence, by his total [...]

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Home And Native Land

June 14, 2012

This is where Emilia and I are today. Yoho National Park, British Columbia. I grew up in this province. My family camped around Yoho and Banff and Jasper when I was growing up, and the landscape is as familiar to me as the faces of my children. And so sharing it with my children – [...]

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A Week Is Seven Days. I Think.

June 11, 2012

I was on my own with the kids this weekend, which was interesting. I haven’t been on my own with the kids since sometime last summer, I think. I actually can’t remember. Which is kind of terrible, isn’t it? I can’t even REMEMBER what it was like to work from home and be the primary [...]

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Tonight We’re Going To Party Like It’s Raining Too Hard

June 5, 2012

So, I finally did it. I broke out the Sauzarita glasses and the Sauza tequila and a whole bunch of limes and I got down with it. Sort of. It was less of a Kittens & Tequila & Firemen extravaganza than it was a tequila-spiked business meeting. Which is, when you really get down to [...]

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We’re All In This Together

May 30, 2012

We’re all in this together. Once we know that. We’re all stars. And we see that. We’re all in this together.  And it shows. When we stand. Hand in hand. And make our dreams come true. (High School Musical lyrics somehow seem more profound in a childish hand. Am not sure why, but there it [...]

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There Is A Here

May 29, 2012

there is a here and that here was a town(and the town is so aged the ocean wanders the streets

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They Say It’s Your Birthday, And That You Want A Kitten

May 21, 2012

It’s my birthday today. My husband has been asking me for days what I want. I don’t know what I want. A day off, maybe. A day off, with a nap. Which is totally not going to happen, not today, anyway. By some accident of fate, I’ll be spending part of my birthday this year [...]

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