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 →


Decompression sessions

It takes as long as it takes. That has been the principle I have been following for the past several weeks. Some people aren't happy about it (sometimes I'm included in that reference) but it is beginning to show results. As the wonderful magnet on my fridge states: Good things come to those who work their... Continue Reading →

Cello, chocolate, transit and tofu

The past 3 days have been fantastic. It started with pancakes and worked out beautifully. Lots of food, adventure, reading, music, friends and bliss. The bus driver and I are already like old friends -- "Folks, we're taking a short detour and will be back on track in a moment." Me: Where the heck are we going?! A... Continue Reading →

Mythic proportions

On how surprising it can sometimes be to get to know someone you know of or thought you knew: The mind boggles. There are people I barely recognize and people who seem to remain always steadfast and warm-hearted. My own siblings are chock full of surprises, and myself, I catch glimpses of me wearing different... Continue Reading →


A few weeks ago I attended mandatory workplace training in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention and learned a few basic practical applications and physical intervention skills  As the aggressor one may decide to grab, hit, throw, punch, kick or yell. As the  person being targeted, one may have to avoid, deflect or escape various holds, blows and... Continue Reading →

The Sammy Shuffle: part 24

I unknowingly bought my first pair of jeggings a few weeks ago. I needed a new pair of black pants, and that's what I got. I'm not crazy about naming/labeling/categorizing everything in the bloody universe, so if you want more detail on any of my textiles, it's best you just come see me 🙂 My... Continue Reading →

Fifteen thank-yous

For your support and patience For your fine sense of humour For your thorough hugs For apple crisp and pumpkin pie For your time For the sunshine For time and space For the written word For art For peanut butter and chocolate For freedom For showing you care deeply For empowerment For tea and mugs... Continue Reading →

Not for me.

I wrote myself an unavoidable note today... ATTN: SAMANTHA COFFEE MAKES YOU FEEL AWFUL.  DO NOT CONSUME UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. Followed by a list of alternative beverage choices. I don't know what it is, or why, but coffee and I are non-compatible, and that is non-negotiable. The room spins and I feel nauseous and shaky... Continue Reading →

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