Fan the Spark

My first blog out of the bag, I do have anoter blog dedicated to horse training, however I there is so many things about my journey that I hope to document and my training blog isnt ideal for that. As I write this today I have just filed my tax return, although that in itself isn't remotely interesting, it meshes with my plan to get control of my money. Ahhh yes, the goal that never begins or ends, getting control of your money can be like the never ending diet.... this week I will... next week I will start... However, today I start!...more

Now Listen Hear!

photoDoesn’t anybody just listen anymore?  I mean really listen? To anyone?...more

A Parable About a Frog

Throw a frog into a Pot of boiling water; He will jump right out. Throw a frog into a Pot of cold water, Slowly raise the heat; He will remain oblivious Even unto death. Throw a good man Into a cruel society; He will see injustice clearly and Speak out....more
writinginmyhead Just looking at your avatar, I can tell that you are one of the smart ones that ...more

Things of which you are not obliged

It can be easy to get caught up in standards set forth by society. Every day  we hear a plethora of messages of what we should look like, behave like, think like, what we should believe, how we should eat, sleep, breath, and live our lives, and it’s usually in the name of how we should be to please other people.Well allow me to offer a friendly reminder …You are not obliged to be attractive.You are not obliged to be healthy.You are not obliged to be skinny.You are not obliged to have curves....more

Why knowing our neighbours is very important

t's 5:45pm on a typical, rainy day in Vancouver. I have to walk through the parking lot to get to my home unit, which is at the end of the complex. As I feel the cool wind on my face and my hand shakes as it tries to keep its grip on the umbrella, I hear a strange voice yelling "LYNDA!""LYNDAAAA!" Very close to me. Loud. ...more

Finding Your People

I have always liked thinking about the relative simplicity of early humans. I imagine that they lacked the need to organize their peers into little piles like we do today: best friends, colleagues, schoolmates, hated enemies, people they drank with, people they prayed with. There was no hustle and bustle to meet with the disparate groups at dumb meetings. All the human interaction our distant relatives needed could be found within their clans....more

Kill Your Cell Phone

I once saw a sticker at my grad school that read "Kill Your TV!" I loved this idea and the message it was presenting.  Although I did not kill my TV, it did make me think about how much of my time is spent in front of a screen and considerable cut back. I now have a new sticker I would like to produce "Kill Your Cell Phone!"...more

What Exactly IS the Average Sized Woman?

This post has been in my head for a few months now. Thanks to Bren over at My Girly Parts for reminding me to get it out. What size do you consider to be “average” when it comes to women? 4? 6? 10? 12? 14? First, let’s look at the definition of “average” according to Wikipedia: ...more
This is such a debatable post, and one that I can truly say I have gone through personally ...more

International Nanny Stories – from the Philippines, with Love

Yesterday, I talked about Beverly Hills Nannies and the stuff they go through with the parents they work for. And my wonderful friend Anne from the Belle Jar Blog asked me if I would talk a bit about the fact that while I may have it fairly good, many nannies in Toronto do not.These nannies are international. They are often not white. And they are here because they have no other choice....more
This saddens (and angers) me.  I will admit that I have a very strong reaction to the scenarios ...more