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Changing Seasons

I write this on the official last day of summer. What a summer it has been. Tons of uncertainty amid glorious weather and time with...

Challenges and Opportunities

Welcome September and welcome back, Erika! I’ve just come to an end of an 11-month term as Interim CEO at the library while Erika enjoyed...

The Christmas Spirit

One of my favourite books is A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens; I re-read it every Christmas season in some form...sometimes it's a...

Changing Seasons

I write this on the official last day of summer. What a summer it has been. Tons of uncertainty amid glorious weather and time with family. I was fortunate enough to be able to maintain an almost daily open water swimming practice. This weekend we took our community...

Challenges and Opportunities

Welcome September and welcome back, Erika! I’ve just come to an end of an 11-month term as Interim CEO at the library while Erika enjoyed her parental leave. It was an amazing challenge and an incredible opportunity. I had the chance to work with many new people in...

The Christmas Spirit

One of my favourite books is A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens; I re-read it every Christmas season in some form...sometimes it's a children's version, sometimes I listen to the audiobook while wrapping gifts or baking, however I end up reading it, I read it every...

A Taste of Normality

As this monthslong, twisted summer winds to a close I’m getting ready for online schooling, or at least trying to. The information changes weekly and I don’t even know for sure what day I’m starting school or what my courses will be. I still can’t quite believe that I...

What is a CSA box?

I grew up in the city of Toronto. My groceries came in fancy packages from large grocery stores chains. I spent little time thinking about where my "perfect looking" fruits and vegetables came from. Growing up I enjoyed delicious/healthy meals that my mom prepared. My...

Eternal Summer

Welcome to the year of the eternal summer/ We are sweating under the pressure of the unknown./ Find the river/ Watch the stars/ Autumn is certain of its course/ and the weeds have no pity/ for our confusion./ I feel the sun on my face, And the coolness of night in my...

August

August is my favourite month. The sun is still warm, the gardens provide a bounty of food and beauty and the bugs have subsided! This summer has been a bit of a dream for me in a positive way. I have spent the past 12 years working part-time on a local flower farm...

Mornings

Mornings are my favourite part of the day. The light, the peace, the first sip of coffee, a sharpened pencil for sudoku or a to-do list. That combination makes for the best start to any day. I’ve recently modified my morning routine to include both a quiet meditation...

A little extra

I'm a firm believer in the idea that one must always have something to look forward to. It can be big or small, a camping trip or a coffee, but it is so important to have something to keep you looking up and out. It is incredibly motivating to have something to light...

Online Schooling…Take Two

I’m now officially finished grade 11, which is weird because it still feels somewhat like March. But I’ve also now “started” grade twelve, taking an online course for the month of July. It’s Challenge and Change in Society (in French) and so far it’s been very...

Toad

 I am an animal lover. I would have an animal sanctuary in my backyard if I could afford it. The thought of any creature suffering is more than I can handle so I constantly go out of my way to save things. I have a yoghurt container in the mudroom for releasing...

The things I love about summer!

After a long cold winter, I very much look forward to the warmer seasons. Spring is my favourite of the seasons, I appreciate and need the time to transition from being mostly indoors to the long lazy days of summer. I often think how as Canadians we are subjected to...

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