January 4, 2017

After a tense tiring night of wondering whether the pipes were going to freeze due to a power cut that lasted from 8:30 pm to 3:30 am, today managed to be very uneventful... no issue, crisis, unplanned event.

I did toy with the idea of looking up what a generator would...

January 3, 2017

Today was my first foray into the "real" world.  I packed my self a good lunch, including 2 sweet snacks. I didn't want to feel tempted to go and buy chocolate. This usually happens during my first coffee break.  I always have good intentions when I initially pack my l...

January 2, 2017

The day is sparkling cold.  I'm driving to the city in order to buy, yes buy, a winter coat and boots for my son Gabriel.  After years of wearing runners and a non-winter coat (just like most teens), my youngest has finally grown up and decided that proper attire is ne...

January 1, 2017

Ironically, after pledging to undertake a year of only essentials, this morning, we were forced to experience one of the more essential things in life: being present for the death of a beloved pet.

Buster Mactosh Ferguson came to us 9 years ago when he was only 3 months...

December 31, 2016

Carol Epp reminded me that some of you may not know about the great app Buycott. It's a great way to know what's and more usefully, Who's behind what you are buying.  Here's a link:


December 31, 2016

So, 2017 is just around the corner, and I am hoping for a new year full of meaningful connections and experiences. For this to happen, I will become consciously mindful of what enters and exits through my door. 

In 2015, my partner Angus and I had the incredible chance...

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