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I’ve just come out of a week-long fog caused by a nasty flu bug that has been circulating and am just beginning to feel (somewhat) normal. Being saddled with the flu is like spending weeks planning for a party only to have that annoying neighbourhood kid show up and ruin everything. He wrecks all the [...]

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Yesterday, as we were in the chaotic rush known as weekday mornings at my house, I scooped up my ever growing daughter and exclaimed “wow you are getting heavy!” Our little pint-sized parrot immediately said “Heavy Emme” and pointed to herself. Being somewhat neurotic and paranoid about perpetuating negative body-image things to my daughter I [...]

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Some of the most compelling images coming out of the unrest in Egypt in the past few weeks have not only been of the tens of thousands who refuse to leave Cairo’s Tahrir Square or the thousands of Muslim Egyptians praying as they protest for President Hosni Mubarak to step down, but the pictures of [...]

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About a week ago I was walking back to the office after running an errand during my lunch; a misty rain complemented the grey skies.  As I rounded the corner I saw two men sitting in a patch of grass in between my building and the CBC building next door. They had shaved heads and [...]

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If you are like me and I think I am like most, Sunday is a welcome day of rest and repose but also a day of fretting. As soon as the light peaks through the blinds and I am up, I start thinking about all the things I need to accomplish on this day off [...]

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Don’t worry your pretty little heads I am not trying to write my own wacky and ill-titled children’s book; the title of today’s post reflects my day. Like many in the downtown Toronto core, I arrived at work and found people spilling out of the place and into the street and the high rise I [...]

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The pragmatist (the supposedly adult part) in me knows that there is no real magic in the world that most of what we see are optical illusions, the use of science and technology and have rational explanations but that’s just so well, BORING! I know it’s not magic that made all the yummy food disappear [...]

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My Opa loved to garden and he was good at it. He cared for his garden like he did his family, with tenderness, love and a good measure of hard work. I will never forget geranium planted plastic swans or his love of bleeding hearts (I always have those two plants in any garden I [...]

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Anyone in the GTA, leaving their home this morning probably noticed it was much chillier today. In my area, Markham, there was frost on my car windshield and I was shocked to find that I longed for gloves! Gloves?! Can you imagine it already? Wasn’t it just warm, sunny and lovely not too long ago? [...]

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I am not an extreme sport person. In fact the only thing I am extreme about is fretting about or over-analyzing things. If those could be leisure activities then I would totally rock! I have a general rule, if insurance won’t cover you for doing it, I am not interested! Put it this way, what [...]

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