Category Archives: Tiny Points of Light

One Year On

I am superstitious about happiness. I enjoy it at the moment; I thank the universe for giving it to me. I may be happy, but I am leery of announcing my happiness. Announcing happiness is tantamount to tempting fate. I … Continue reading

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Old and New

It’s a mix of old and new. As this time of year ever is. As Christmas ever is. The stockings are wrapped. There are presents under my tree. I have made the cranberry sauce, cooked the carrots, the celery and … Continue reading

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Reminders –> Dismiss All

I replaced my Mac last week. This is a mostly seamless process, with a few things. (The new mac doesn’t have an ethernet port. That was a startling realization at the office, where we are completely wired!) Outlook spent most … Continue reading

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6.7%

Firstly – I know I have not posted every day in a long time, and I thank you for bearing with me. Graduate school turns out to be intense. I appreciate having a ready made space to unpack my thoughts … Continue reading

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Taller than I

I took my niece to the 100th anniversary of universal suffrage at the Alberta legislature, and as I stood behind her, with my hands on her shoulders, I joked that I needed to weigh her down. By this time next … Continue reading

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Balls in the Air

There’s a lot to juggle these days, but I am thankful for the juggling all the same.

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Foxhole

Half of the terrible thing happened on Tuesday afternoon. It’s not my story to tell so I shall say no more. I am spectacularly blessed – in this terrible thing – a thing that happened to someone else and I … Continue reading

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Tribes

I have an ophthalmology appointment today, which is no big deal, except that they are going to dilate my eyes and I won’t be able to see to drive myself home after. Mr. Spit is out of town, so I … Continue reading

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The List

My brother in law, as he is won’t to do, sent me an email telling me my failings. (He does this about once a year. I don’t like it, but I’m used to it). I am, among many other things, … Continue reading

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A Moment of Brightness

I threw out my tube of toothpaste this morning. It was mostly empty and it had tasted funny the whole time I used it. I meant to buy another tube today. I ran out of time. (If you see my … Continue reading

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