Category Archives: this grrrl’s life

Random good things in my life

alone time Reading Roald Dahl books to Emma (so far we’ve read Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Magic Finger, Fantastic Mr Fox, and now The BFG) Speaking of which, Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr Fox film – which Emma and I can’t stop watching being a graduate student again, working towards that MEd Spotify […]

two roads diverged

Today’s the day of separating bank accounts, which makes this new life a little more real. Thankfully I can still have a sense of humour during all this, as evidenced by how funny I found this picture: It’s from the Canadian Department of Justice site on Divorce and Separations.  I think the two train tracks […]

Year 37

A Dream Deferred by Langston Hughes What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore– And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over– like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags like a heavy load. Or does […]

I could have written this article.

Why women leave men they love – What every man needs to know

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I don’t have a title for this post, but I do have a disclaimer: feel free to move along, and not read what follows. For 12+ years this little blog of mine has been a place for me to think to myself, with the occasional person looking in. It’s been a place where I’ve been spectacularly […]

Knowing when to shut up

Maybe that’s what I’m learning in this social media sabbatical I’m taking. (disclaimer: I peeked back on Twitter again today. But only for 15 minutes. And, I’m trying not to be so blah-blah-blahing on there) Stop what you’re doing and go listen to my friend Kari’s most recent episode of her podcast I Guess We’re Grownups […]

Another epic playlist

1000 songs! Put together by Caribou. I’m listening over my lunch break, and noticed he’s included “Willow’s Song” from the Wicker Man soundtrack – so this can only mean good things for the other 999 songs.