Today I listened to CBC radio’s Tapestry presentation on the subject of emotional labour. It’s an interesting topic and a type of work to which someone has finally given a name. Essentially, emotional labour is anything that people do that requires an emotionally invested outlay of energy. For example, we expend emotional energy keeping track of and […]
Sue Vincent’s son Nick has faced enormous challenges after suffering a devastating brain injury. If you can help out with her fundraising efforts for a specialised wheelchair, please do. 🙂Adapted from a post written in 2013, when Nick had just begun to use a camera and discover the world through fresh eyes… My son developed […]
The US election campaign is winding down and there’s not much left to do except the counting. There’s been an absolute, batshit-crazy amount of talk, writing, crying, and gnashing of teeth over it. And with good cause. For multitudinous reasons, the country that I live next to and admire is poised to possibly elect as […]
As the Okanagan descends gently into winter, here are a few more views. On a recent sunny day, M. and I went up to Chute Lake. It almost felt like spring except for that sharp autumn-air quality. While hiking along a back trail, M. and I found this sign. If you’re metrically challenged, 4.5 metres […]
Yesterday, M and I went for a hike in Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park. It had rained earlier in the day, but when we got started at about one pm, it was bright and sunny with that sharp clarity of fall light. We hadn’t hiked here before and found ourselves in the midst of a spectacularly […]
Recently, M and I spent a day at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, looking at the work of some of Canada’s most famous artists. If you click on the pictures, you can get a better view of the paintings. I realise that they’re not the best photos; I took them with my cell phone.
Take a look at this great post that was originally reblogged on Nutsrok. Originally posted on warning:curves ahead: This morning, as I was perusing my Facebook timeline, I happened upon an article that a lovely friend shared. It was entitled “24 Things Women Should Stop Wearing After Age 30”, and it triggered Maximum Eye-Rolling from […]