Tag: all about me

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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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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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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Heavy Metal Literature

Heavy Metal Literature

Some time ago an article circulated on Twitter about a university professor basing a course on the music of Iron Maiden. I instantly shared it with my husband, who is both a huge Iron Maiden fan and an English teacher. Ten years ago, if someone handed me a similar article, I would have rolled my …

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Words that Stay

Words that Stay

Words have always been an important part of my life. First as a reader, then as a writer. There are many different forms of expression, but for me, words have always held the most power. Putting the right combination of words in the right order has the potential to touch someone, to make them laugh …

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A Town Called Rouyn-Noranda

A Town Called Rouyn-Noranda

When my husband graduated from Teacher’s College two years ago, we celebrated by packing our bags and heading into the world to start our ‘for real’ grown up lives. It wasn’t that either of us hated Toronto; the city offered us a great many opportunities while we lived there, something we’ve always been grateful for. …

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The Crystal Skull

The Crystal Skull

Our final journey off-resort in Belize led us to Lubaantun. This smaller set of ruins must seem less impressive to some since we were alone that day on the bus, just the five of us and the driver. For me, Lubaantun was a far more interesting experience than Xunantunich; the pictures don’t really do the …

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Go to the Band Room

Go to the Band Room

I still remember the most uplifting, empowering experience I’ve ever had. Back in high school, I was a member of the band. In the town where I grew up, you didn’t have to audition. Everyone who wanted to, everyone who could play an instrument, was allowed to be in the band. Some might say that’s …

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Leave Only Footprints

Leave Only Footprints

The one time I went snorkeling was probably the single most amazing thing I’ve ever done in my life. Snorkeling was our second off-resort adventure in Belize. Instead of leaving on a bus, we left on a boat. But first we took a trip to the surf shop to get fitted for flippers and masks. …

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Maiden of the Rock

Maiden of the Rock

While we spent a lot of time on the beach in Belize, it wasn’t the (sole) reason we visited the country. We took three ventures off-resort. The first was to see a Mayan ruin located about 80 miles west of Belize City. It was about a three hour drive from the resort, but well worth …

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