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A Fresh Chapter

Happy New Year! We’ve begun a fresh chapter: The Something Of Our Ways. Hope to see you there…  

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The Time of My Life

A year ago yesterday, was my first day back to work. But yesterday, wasn’t. Lucky, lucky me. Before cancer, I led a charmed life. And I knew it. I was happy. I was healthy. With two delicious daughters. And a … Continue reading

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Looking for Me

In January, 2009, I was a busy woman. A stressed-out Nortel software designer. A hard-working mother to 7 and 9 year old girls. A passionate kidlit advocate publishing four podcast episodes a week. I exercised tonnes. I moved fast. I … Continue reading

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Bold. By Default.

One million times I backed out of this jolt. But having publicly announced and collected input for a 5 minute spiel about standing up to fear, it seemed the embarrassment of backing out might actually dwarf the embarrassment of flopping. … Continue reading

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Happiness Is…

Taking Bold Steps. More than once, I walked home crying. But I made it through my first ever dance class. And I’m absolutely thrilled that I did. Related Links: Baby Steps Happiness Is… Evolving It’s just something the body does … Continue reading

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Baby Steps

Yesterday was the end of term dance recital at our local community centre. What a fabulous show. Hundreds of talented young people filled with energy, confidence, excitement and joy. Even my belly dancing class troupe performed. Did I join them? … Continue reading

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Ease

I don’t dream of flying, fulfillment or fame. Even my life-long boat, plane and elevator disaster dreams are almost always preempted, these last few years, by the horrid-family-problem theme. But last night I had an absolutely, extremely, wonderfully atypical dream. … Continue reading

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Happiness Is…

Evolving. On April 14, 2011, after 25 years of full-time employment and with no new position in the works, I quit my job. That evening, I tiptoed timidly into the world of dance. Burlesque, unbelievably. Then celebrated with red wine, … Continue reading

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Ooooh! Look at all these Parts!

When Mark lost his job last month, a friend grinned, “When one door closes, another opens… Sometimes, 17 others open.” And it’s been true. Possibilities have been popping up ever since. Possible new paths for Mark. And, surprisingly, hints of … Continue reading

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March Forth

I’ve been in a weird place, lately. Somewhere where I don’t know where I am. I’ve fallen off my anti-cancer wagons. And then beaten myself up, accordingly. I’ve slipped into my pre-c self-loathing. And then beaten myself up, accordingly. I’ve … Continue reading

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The Something of My Ways… Wisdom?

I took a timeout from teleworking today to enjoy a walk with Phaedra. As my ever-burgeoning buttocks bounced happily behind me, I wondered what tweaks to my daily habits might reverse that jiggling trend. A young man caught up to … Continue reading

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Here Comes the 10:15 Conniption, Right on Time

In the first few years after it, Jay and I laughed that our 7650 kilometre coast-to-coast cycling slog had eliminated all chances of future adventure. Once-thrilling ski and bike tours, tough as they were, left us unfulfilled. Our bang bar … Continue reading

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Happiness Is…

Fresh Starts.

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Everyone’s laughing and riding and cornholing except Buster.

Well, it’s Groundhog Day… again… and that must mean I’m up here in the frozen north, tip-tapping my keyboard and listening, obliviously, to the intermittent vacation plans and reports of family and friends. I’m typically teflon to travel tales. But … Continue reading

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Personal Drainer

Whatever else anything is, it ought to begin by being personal. — Kathleen Kelly, You’ve Got Mail Let me ask you something. Is this a business decision, or is it personal? ‘Cause if it’s business I’ll go away happily. But … Continue reading

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