The Zombies Ate My Brains

Rescuing what might remain of the grey matter.

The Divorce Diet: Book Review

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I’ve been divorced. Once or twice. OK, twice. Point being, I know a thing or two about the emotional hit you take when the other says, “It’s not you, it’s me.” I’ve also been on a diet. Once or twice, I’ve needed to shed a couple of pounds. OK, several dozen pounds. Point being, I am familiar with the self-talk one engages in. You know the kind of inner dialogue. […]

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I’m out of the Loop

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As you may (or may not) know, I volunteer with the Federation of Women’s Institutes of Canada as their social media coordinator. That’s been fun and very satisfying work. Next June, the organization is holding its 20th Triennial Convention in Fredericton, New Brunswick. The organizing committee invites delegates, speakers, performers, and the like to attend the event. Alternately, they invite them to send greetings. So far the list includes the usual suspects: the […]

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Daily Ritual

For my cousin Barb who was recently widowed and yesterday moved house from Midland to Ottawa. She asked for prayers of strength.

I may not be the tidiest housekeeper. Don’t look now, but there are cobwebs in the corners. (Agh! I asked you not to look!) So I am at a loss as how to explain my devotion to a clean computer desktop. Every morning before I settle down to work, I scan the monitor for unnecessary icons and move them to the recycle bin. Here is today’s contribution: So, that illustrates my […]

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One Word Photo Challenge: Mint

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Look! Out in the yard! It’s a bird! It’s a blob! It’s… it’s… what the heck is it? It’s a 20.5 x 13 x 13 cm plasticine-like mass of annabergite – the weathering product of nickeline and rammelsbergite found at the Bellellen Mine, Cobalt-Gowganda region,Ontario, Canada. The mine stopped production in 1917. This hunk was found buried in the dumps October 2010. *** Me: Honey? Remember that great honkin’ mass […]

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Pearson’s Wrong Answer

Originally posted on parentingthecore:
Updated?(Oct. 10): Pearson responded to this post in the comments section. ?See?Pearson’s Apology.? Last Friday morning, my fourth grader handed me her “Thursday folder” shortly before we needed to head to the bus stop. I was glad to see a perfect spelling test, and a bunch of excellent math assignments and math tests. Time was short, however, so I flipped to the wrong answers. And sprinkled…

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