Author Archives: Mrs. Spit

When, not if

It’s a strange thing. In my old life, when I was still a good Christian woman(TM), we took it as an act of faith that Christian marriages did not end. Good marriages did not end. I remember telling someone that maybe … Continue reading

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Guilt and Sorrow and Reconciliation

The women in my family have told a story for generations. It’s a simple story: At some point the Fort of York came under threat from the Iroquois, so the women and children were put on boats because the Fort … Continue reading

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In Humble Defence

Years ago I was sitting in a church service, and the pastor argued if you were going to marry someone, the best thing you could do was see that person in a very wide variety of situations before you decided … Continue reading

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At the start of March, I had to go back to Victoria for business. I’ve been back to Vic in the 2.5 years since I left my old employer, only it was for school, so a different part of the … Continue reading

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What you Call Yourself

Last summer I had a very explosive fight with a friend, which effectively ended our friendship.  After doing what seemed like a somewhat chauvinist thing, my friend pointed out that he was a feminist. Actually, he insisted he was a … Continue reading

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I like to think of this as progress

When I need to explain to people about how bad I am at dating, I tell them about the job interviewer who kissed me goodnight. (I may have missed something about why we were meeting for dinner) Last night the … Continue reading

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Actually, it’s the starting bit

They left out the starting bit and I am lost. I have summarized the part at the end as having “happily ever after” in a heart. (I think there’s probably a bluebird in there too.) That’s what’s on the last … Continue reading

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I finally have words. ____ My mum used to say that your goals must slightly exceed your grasp, or what is a heaven for? For 610 days I worked on my MBA. I wrote papers, I worked with teams, I … Continue reading

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Wearing Birkenstocks with a Suit

At the University of Alberta, you could say that the Faculties of Business and Arts are connected by a hallway*. You might also say they are divided by a canyon. Next week I am going to cross the canyon. I understand … Continue reading

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One Hundred Thousand Words

I did some summing up yesterday. To get my MBA I have written about 100,000 words. I’m reasonably adept at this whole “using my words” thing. I’m not bad at the summing thing either. Which is why it is such … Continue reading

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