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There are stories I tell myself. They keep me inspired, they make me laugh. This one has been entertaining. I've learned lots, seen the sights, walked the streets late at night...Yet, I am unsettled. I've made up my mind. I have so much I want to say. First of all, I don't want to make a... Continue Reading →


Button pushers:

I've got to keep adding miles to this road and moderate the amount and intensity with which my buttons get pushed. Occasionally I find myself face to face with another in a metaphorical shouting match each of us yelling incredulously "WTF did you do that for?" and communication descends into noise, and nobody wins. It... Continue Reading →

Kindred Spirits

Some tunes never get old. Xavier Rudd has authored many of those tunes. There is great power and beauty intrinsic to his work. --Sam

Conversations on the margins (4)

“When a person tells you that you hurt them, you don’t get to decide that you didn’t.” -- Louis C. K I attended a conference in February of this year bringing together youth from across the country. Both Rube and I were invited and chose to attend. We spent three intense days in Sudbury, Ontario.... Continue Reading →

Up fur it?

Rabbits are herbivores, they are small, they are sociable and trainable. They are soft, they are cute, you can take them for walks. They don't bark or make any other weird noises as far as I know. They are clean. They eat carrots and smell like fresh hay. I would most definitely consider getting a... Continue Reading →

Full to the brim

Today was a bit of a strange day. Not really had any down time until this very moment. Was nice to get out of the office for a bit (it was sunny!) and to collaborate inside and outside BB 🙂 The new database is running, and Matt and I are nearly set up, but there are... Continue Reading →

Conversation on the margins (3)

The conference my sister and I attended in February brought together indigenous and non-indigenous youth from across the country. The first ice-breaker I participated in went like this: 35+ people in the room, we take a piece of paper from a hat that gets passed around. Instructions: each person has the name of their animal... Continue Reading →


From April 5th: I should go make dinner. But first...Today was a good day. I am terribly excited for the weekend, having many good things planned. I'm finally warm and mostly dry. I'd really love to grab a few boxes, a frame and a coat rack. Things are coming together. Personality tests are intriguing. Soundtracks, scores... Continue Reading →

Chicken Soup:

I went into the thrift store the other day and failed to exit empty handed. I found 2 books: Chicken Soup for the Dog-lover's Soul, and a nice hardcover copy of a book already on my shelf at home. I'm trying to read more this year, and I think I'm doing ok at it. I've... Continue Reading →

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