Category Archives: Feats of Wonder

The Philosophy of Soup

I have become a fan of the moral philosophy of soup. Oh, I realize you think that I’m crazy. How on earth can there be a philosophy of soup. What is moral about soup? All great philosopher’s write some sort … Continue reading

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Magic

She sat on the chair in her grad student apartment and she told me about the lecture on Marx and laws she was going to give. I took a picture, although she doesn’t realize it. I was struck by magic … 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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Narrower Doorways

Ms. Fab came last week while I did my new MS drug infusions. I didn’t ask, she just volunteered. For a week she drove me back and forth, fed me, made me coffee. She told me, in thought, word and … Continue reading

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On the Night of My 38th Birthday

On the night of my 38th birthday, I met the system admin for dinner. I didn’t tell him it was my birthday when I texted to find out if he wanted to meet. I told him that my meeting was … Continue reading

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But do I miss it?

I was on a plane for the first time in 8 months on Friday. I went to Vancouver to meet a new baby. (He was adorable and is now well swathed in wool). I saw former colleagues, now friends. Family. … Continue reading

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Lost Together

Every so often I hear someone bemoan ‘Cancon’ rules. For those of you who aren’t familiar, local radio stations must play a certain amount of Canadian Content per hour. The net result is that you hear music that you probably … Continue reading

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Grounded

I was laying on the table on Saturday while I was getting my neck massage, thinking about a thing that has occupied way too much of my time lately. I was getting frustrated with myself. It feels like I have … Continue reading

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On the Night of My 37th Birthday

They bought me a tiara. Which I put on and wore for the rest of the evening. This was a day of celebration. Last year was a tough year. The last 2 years were tough. In the last 2 years … Continue reading

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In the Back of Academy Pizza

When Travis and Taryn came to the U of A the first time, when I took them around campus to the places I loved. The pizza was $4.50 when I went to school there. It’s $5.50 now. You could smoke … Continue reading

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