Author Archives: Mrs. Spit

Words

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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Small Things

They let the MBA students play with lego yesterday. One of our assignments was to envision our lives post MBA and construct something to represent that. So, that’s me. And no, I’m not working as a cashier at a yarn … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes 7:8

When I tell you I am tired, will you believe me? I don’t mean the sort of tired that is solved by getting a good night’s sleep. I don’t mean the sort of weary that can be resolved by visiting … Continue reading

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Turn Right for Hope

  I have made the drive from Edmonton to Victoria more than once. Never on my own. Indeed, the drive was a feature of my married life and Owen drove most of it. On Sunday morning, as I left Aunt … Continue reading

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Everyone needs a nag

I’m sitting at the Nook this morning. It’s owned by a good friend and it’s a handy place to run away to when I need some time and space to focus on something.  I’m a bit invested – I spent … Continue reading

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A funny thing happened on the way to my thesis

On about December 15th, I got my first round of thesis feedback from my advisor. It was good feedback and I set about taking the probably forty hours to combine the feedback, do a bit more research, fix a few … Continue reading

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Lucky Stars

A friend of mine and I talk about nature vs nurture sometimes. He’s a scientist, with the sort of specialization you google and still aren’t sure about. When I ask him genetics questions, I suspect it’s like a five year … Continue reading

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It Came Without Tags, It Came Without Packages

I am typing this by the light of my Christmas tree, with about a quarter of a butter tart sitting on the couch arm next to me. The other three-quarters of the tart are safely ensconced in my tummy. It … Continue reading

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