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Halfway there on the road to where

So I just turned 50 and somehow this time, it was the first time that I felt this “marker” was relevant.  There are all kinds of markers throughout life, sometimes referred to as milestones, but which ones are really relevant?  I’ve always thought...

Trust

I was driving home the other night, navigating the constantly morphing Montreal Cone Festival and feeling quite proud of myself for my driving abilities.  Maybe it’s just my perception but if feels like the tracks they set up get more challenging every year. ...

Who is it?

I was standing in the grocery line listening in on the conversation of the two women ahead of me.  I could say that I “overheard” their conversation but that would be complete bullshit.  I was totally listening in.  One woman was explaining a dilemma she...

The child I never had

When I answered the phone this morning, she launched right into her apology and all the reasons why she did it.  She spoke so fast that not only did I have a hell of a time following, but I couldn’t get a word in edgewise.  So I listened until she took a...

Is it really necessary?

Every so often I get on my soap box and rattle on about my disdain for speed bumps.  Some days they amuse me while on other days they annoy me.  The days that they amuse me are those days when I’m being rebelious, some would say.  It’s a silly thing really...

What’s in a name?

It was back in high school, first day of school and I was new there.  The teacher made everyone stand up, one by one, and say their name.  I understood later that he did that to make sure he and the rest of us knew how to pronounce everyone’s name.  What a great...

You Go Girl

Last fall I was on a video shoot, outdoors.  It was a bit chilly that day and I’d had one too many coffees.  I’d been hoping to make it to the end of the shoot but at one point I just couldn’t think straight anymore, I had to relieve myself.  As good...

Whodunnit

At one point in my early twenties I lived in a small studio apartment.  I was in the middle of final exams one day when I decided to take a little break to do some laundry.  The building where I lived took up an entire block and was divided into three different...

It was only the beginning…

It was heavily overcast but I decided that I really could benefit from some fresh air and a bit of getting up off my rump to move some blood clots around.  I couldn’t have been five minutes into my walk when I felt a drop of rain.  Fortunately I wasn’t...