Changing Partners

Last March, when I moved to Ottawa, I set out to change my life. Husband wasn’t here, so I spent a lot of time at the gym, and imposed upon myself a strict diet change. Since then, I’ve lost a fair amount of weight, and gained a good amount of muscle. My stamina is up,… Continue reading Changing Partners


A Short Word on Freedom of Speech on the Internet

So, I’ve written a lot of articles recently but haven’t posted any of them for a variety of reasons. One of the main reasons is that my subjects recently have been, shall we say, controversial, and as such I worry about a phenomenon that has been getting disconcertingly common: doxing, defined as, “the Internet-based practice of researching… Continue reading A Short Word on Freedom of Speech on the Internet

Beginnings · Love


“You know when you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”

Family · Relationships · Writing

On Hope and Feelings

I woke up this morning to one of those nightmares that you swear are real.  I dreamt that I received an email from our immigration lawyer that Husband’s immigration had been denied, and that he was barred from entering the country. All that money, and all that waiting, had been for nothing. I remember picking… Continue reading On Hope and Feelings


Oatmeal Rice Krispy Treats

The first thing I remember learning to make in conscious memory is Rice Krispy squares. My mum used to make them with me. I remember melting the butter, and then the marshmallows. I remember our not-so-secret ingredient (extra vanilla), and being allowed to pour the rice krispies into the pot. Finally, I even remember the excitement… Continue reading Oatmeal Rice Krispy Treats

Food · Healthy · Writing

Granola Time!

I made granola today. Turned out pretty well, so I figured I’d share how to make this one with you. Granola is a great alternative to, say, oatmeal this time of year. Just plunk it in some yogurt and you’re good to go. This granola is loose – it is not particularly clumped, as would… Continue reading Granola Time!


May the 4th

May 4th is known by nerds abound as Star Wars Day. To me, today is also the two year anniversary of when my husband (then my fiancé) moved up to Canada with me for the first time to prepare for our wedding. It was fitting that we move him up on that day two years… Continue reading May the 4th


And Now For Something Completely Different

I was extremely busy this week, so for your enjoyment (and by Husband’s request) here is my list of things I would love to receive for my 25th birthday this year. A quarter century, how cool is that? In no particular order: Herkimer Diamond Stud Earrings: They’re certainly different from the classic square-cuts I have.… Continue reading And Now For Something Completely Different

Family · Writing

On Childbirth

A couple things have happened to inspire this week’s post. First, a series appeared on the Humans of New York Facbook talking to a man whose wife died in childbirth. Then, I was told of a mare at my friend’s barn who died, along with her foal. And finally, I found out an old friend… Continue reading On Childbirth


On…. A Bunch of Stuff.

I have a problem, lovely readers, though perhaps problem is the wrong word. I have a dilemma. The job that I have acquired is pretty fantastic. I mean, I get to spend my day puzzling out how-to things for a company I really enjoy working for. I get to write things. I work with some… Continue reading On…. A Bunch of Stuff.