Author Archives: Mrs. Spit

Fiat (Flickering) Lux

Narrator Voice: For those of you following along at home, when we last caught up with Mrs. Spit, she had easily and simply installed smart light bulbs, a smart security system and smart plug ins. She was going around telling everyone … Continue reading

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It Goes Better

When the thieves who broken into my house finally opened up my jewellery box to see what they got, I wonder what they made of the odd things I kept. A very tiny shard of china. A single earring. A button. … Continue reading

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Atom and Void

Leucippus in 500 BCE was the first philosopher to suggest the idea of atoms – something which is uncuttable and cannot be composed of anything else. Lederman calls the Higgs bosun the God particle because it gives us all mass. … Continue reading

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The Granddaughters of Witches

On the edge of the U of A campus, just outside of the registrar’s office is a memorial to the murdered Montreal women. I went to school there for a long time, I had no idea it existed. A friend … Continue reading

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In the Middle of HomeSense

This summer I screwed up. I behaved in a most unladylike way. It doesn’t matter how or why. I behaved in a way that made people who know me really quite well express shock. I behaved in a way that … Continue reading

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And Put up Your Own Star

Christmas last year was painful. No one invited me anywhere. I wound up finding a place to go, but I was a not great fit and it was almost worse than having nowhere to go at all. (Again, PSA – … Continue reading

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Not Quite Poirot

I was tidying up at the end of my Brownie meeting when Miss J arrived, rather flustered. “Woolly Owl, I am missing my boots.”  Step one is usually to go and look with the girl. In doing this, jackets, scarves, … Continue reading

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The Cooky Tyrant

A while ago I decided that I would say yes to more things. I set a simple rule. I could say no if it was something I hate (I’m not coming to strip your wallpaper), something I wasn’t available for … Continue reading

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Wind of Change

On the 10th of August I held open my front door for someone with two broken legs, and Bean ran out. He didn’t come home again. On the 12th of August, the guy I had been sort of seeing (who … Continue reading

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Because She’s Like Me

She’s not a particularly likeable child, this Brownie of mine. Which I am sympathetic to, because I wasn’t a particularly likeable child. I would like to tell you that I was misunderstood, and I was, but I also wasn’t particularly … Continue reading

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