The Hope and Anchor

The Hope and Anchor

When we finally found the perfect place to live in England, we ran into a small snag; it wasn’t available for occupancy for a month. When you pick up and move across an ocean, you don’t bring much with you. Especially when you don’t know how long you’re going to stay. We brought with us …

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Call Me a Dreamer

Call Me a Dreamer

There are two ways to find happiness. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking lately (a dangerous past time, I know). Despite a deep desire for stability, my husband and I constantly find ourselves uprooted, buffeted by the winds of change to places we never imagined we’d go. And, to a certain extent, we embrace …

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First Port of Call

First Port of Call

After our brief stay in London, we lugged all our suitcases back to the train station and traveled to Portsmouth. Our trip to England proved an excellent opportunity to meet with a fellow writer we met years ago on an RPG forum. He and his lady graciously offered to host us while we looked for …

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Protection in the Digital Age

Protection in the Digital Age

I wrote last week about the responsibility of security in the digital world. Whether or not you agree with the policy, part of maintaining security rests in the hands of users. As I mentioned briefly before, we expect those growing up with computer technology to possess a certain common sense in regards to its use. …

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Security in the Digital Age

Security in the Digital Age

Internet security is a hot-button topic. And why shouldn’t it be? We live in a wired world. We put all our information into the giant world web, and there are plenty of people lurking in the shadows, waiting for a chance to take it. It seems every month a major company is hacked. Account names …

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A Walk in Westminster

A Walk in Westminster

Our first twenty-four hours in England were less than ideal. Much of this had to do with jet lag; we left Toronto at 7:20 PM and arrived at Gatwick Airport at 7:20 AM… seven hours after our departure. We both tried to sleep on the plane, but it’s a tricky thing to sleep sitting up. …

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Satan’s Game

Satan’s Game

I have a love I haven’t spoken much about on this blog. That seems a shame, so it’s time to rectify the situation. I talk a lot about writing; how I do it, why I do it and what I think about it in general. Most of the writing I talk about is my ‘serious’ …

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First Impressions

First Impressions

The cat’s long been out of the bag now; my husband and I have come to England for a year. He’s got a job teaching at a school in Frimley and I’ve tagged along in hopes of finding some work for myself. Moving across an ocean isn’t easy, at times it isn’t even fun, but …

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The Winds of Change

The Winds of Change

There’s a saying that life is what happens while you’re making other plans. This aligns perfectly with my experience. Every time my husband and I plan how we want our lives to go, the universe tramples it gleefully into dust. Back in high school, it all seemed so easy. I felt sure I’d graduate, write …

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