If you drink, this may offend

Incredibly aware that our days outside are limited by the ups and downs of prairie weather, Kevin and I always choose outside. This particular warm and windy day we ended up at Rosie’s on River, a new destination for us. I had a cider and he had a couple of craft beers. I offered to... Continue Reading →

Happy Canada Day

I am Canadian. But first I was Greek, born there. I got my citizenship here as a child. I wrote a post about becoming a citizen here. I have this analogy that Greece is my biological mom and Canada is my adoptive mom. My biological mom, Greece, is beautiful, gorgeous actually. She has the bluest... Continue Reading →

Condoms, Alcohol, Babysitting and Tears

I recently received this message: Hello and welcome to the most random-out-of-context message you may have ever received—but the other day I was in Shoppers Drug Mart with my best friend and she grabbed a box of condoms. After stifling my gag reflex at the realization that she is now in fact in a relationship... Continue Reading →

Take a good long look

(also known as my only Covid-19 post) Let's talk about mirrors On a good day, when we have warning, a mirror is not horrifying. It’s pretty good, actually. Hair combed? Check. Clean face? Check. Lip gloss? A bit of makeup? Okay! Looking in the mirror is doable! Give a wink and a gun and carry... Continue Reading →

Black Lives Matter: Part Two

Memories are weird and the whole brain filing system is weird as well.  I don’t fully understand it. Maybe that means I have a bad memory or maybe that is how brains work. Maybe memories pop up when they are needed---to be reconciled with or challenged. Maybe? Triggers The movie Lion has a scene where... Continue Reading →

Black Lives Matter: Part One

On Tuesday June 2nd, at 11:00 am there was a rally in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. It came quickly after the murder of George Floyd, a Black African-American man who died in the hands of police.  I watched the video. It. Broke. My. Heart. All 50 states plus eighteen countries participated in... Continue Reading →

What Dan the Electrician Said

We’re all at home doing the social distancing, the self-isolating, the quarantining thing. We were plunged into this suddenly back in March and now that it’s been two months I can say that I have shimmied myself into a way of being that isn’t terrible, but I have someone to thank:  Dan, the electrician. I’m... Continue Reading →

I’m Still Learning

We share stories not to cause separation, but to create connections. We say, “Hey, this is my world. Does it gel with yours? Do you understand me? How can I understand you?”   Laraine Herring Did you know that there’s an app that shows you which of your friends are racist? Yeah, it’s called Facebook.  I’m... Continue Reading →

Circumstances and Situations

Social distancing and social isolations are our current catch phrases. Counting my blessings Although life has changed I am not uncomfortable. There is the occasional bout of loneliness but that’s a small price to pay for the general well-being of—well everyone.  Since my place of work transferred to my home this whole experience essentially feels... Continue Reading →

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