A Few of the Blogs I Follow

Happy New Year! 🙂 I hope 2017 is off to a good start for you! To begin the year with the right winter flavour (Yup. I know. Some of you are in much warmer climes, and yes, I’m jealous), here’s a seasonal winter picture that I took in my former hometown: Since becoming a pilot […]

Fruitcake, Anyone???

Originally posted on In the Net! – Stories of Life and Narcissistic Survival:
I have an uneasy relationship with fruitcakes. You know, the stuff you eat. Well, I suppose you eat it. I mean, from what I’ve heard, no one eats it. It gets shoved into the back of some cupboard, or into the corner of…

Emotional Labour and the Seasonal Narcissist, Part I

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 […]

The man in the wheelchair — Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo

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 […]

Donald Trump and the Cult of Narcissism

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 […]