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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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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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