The Zombies Ate My Brains

Rescuing what might remain of the grey matter.

Smoots?

When we are not out in the woods collecting rocks and minerals, Reiner and I work on the mineral collection and also volunteer our efforts to an online database.  If you are interested in minerals in any way, and you haven’t learned about Mindat yet, I urge you to pay the site a visit. Reiner is currently organizing Ontario mineral localities in the database. Google Earth is one of the […]

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I Hate my Vacuum Cleaner

There, I’ve said it.  For better or worse, now you know TWO closely guarded secrets.  I play too many computer games AND I have a hate-hate relationship with the vacuum cleaner. Don’t get me wrong: I don’t mind vacuum cleaning. Nothing like the satisfaction of a job well done and all that jazz. (Yeah, yeah… whatever.) But, seriously! I am a fanatic about housework! I don’t mean to brag, but I clean […]

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Motivation

First things first. Thanks to Bupe Rose for the idea for this post!  She was compelled to comment on one of my blog entries regarding the RSA – Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts.  The video you see here was my introduction to the RSA. Now, to the topic at hand.  Motivation.  This piece was written for my “Effective Supervision” course, but the ideas can most certainly be applied to […]

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You Know You’re a Rockhound When …

You know you’re a rockhound when cries of “Froodite! I’ve got froodite” are heard echoing from the rafters.  And before you step back in alarm, it’s not contagious… it’s the name of a mineral. My husband Reiner and I are mineral collectors.  Reiner has been involved in the hobby since he was a young man, almost 50 years now.  Some collectors try to assemble one of each species from a […]

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Feedback

So far, so GREAT.  Enjoying the WordPress experience, and I am most happy to report the Zombies and I are seeing each other less frequently.  Notice I did not say “Zombies? What zombies?”

To honour my modest achievement and to acknowledge all of you in WordPressLand… a wee screen capture from my online homework assignment.  [Shakes head] I am still such a sucker for kudos from the teacher. Even the virtual ones.

Onward!

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7 Degrees of Separation

When I moved to this little town, population 10,000, give or take, I found it remarkable how well everyone seemed to know everyone else.  My new friend quipped, “Normally, it’s six degrees of separation, right? Here, the math works out to more like 2-and-a half.”  By way of illustration: my boss was dating a woman who was the ex-wife of the man who was dating the new friend quoted above. […]

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Jean’s Kitchen

I think about my mom. Probably more than I realize. Jean died in a car accident almost 27 years ago. Just enough time has passed that the anniversary of her death will go by unnoticed. It was a devastating loss. I barely knew her, adult to adult, and I suppose I regret that. In my kitchen, however, are mementos of my mom and that’s why I think she is on […]

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