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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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Swimming Alone

I owe you my annual post about what I plan to learn this year, for my birthday. This one is going to be a bit different.  I have been taking yoga again. My balance isn’t as great as it could … Continue reading

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On the Night of my 40th Birthday

On the day of my 40th birthday, I got up and drank my coffee, opened my birthday cards. I wore a new dress and red lipstick and a beautiful pair of black heels. (I also forgot to pack a pair … 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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