GratiTuesday: Bravo!

At my $dayjob, we have a Bravo program that’s meant for employees to nominate each other for work we’re doing to contribute to the success of our teams, and ultimately, our company. There are three levels: An Applause award lets us give each other a round of applause for a job well done or to […]

Knowing where you stand

OK. Here we go… Since I’ve been working at home, I have to admit, I haven’t been listening to the news nearly as much as I did when I heard it in the car, or on my CBC newsfeed. I have news anxiety, and sorry-not-sorry, I can’t get myself fully informed about some news events […]

Two Decades

Today marks two decades since 9/11. I’m not going to make this political. In some ways, the world is very different, and in other ways, it hasn’t changed at all. If you commemorate these things, my thoughts are with you. And if you can be anything today, friends, choose to be kind. Extra Credit: On […]

Suicide Prevention Day

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day, which is the culmination of National Suicide Prevention Week in Canada. The good folks on the Wellness team at $Dayjob in our People and Culture (read: HR) department have prepared an infographic about the information and resources that they’re going to share this week. On Thursday, we’re going to […]

Thursday Throwdown: September 9, 2021

Well, Friends, happy days are here again. My feet were cold enough that I put socks on this morning. PraisetheLord, fall is here. September always makes me feel enthusiastic about whatever projects I have on the go (before I overwhelm myself with the tomatoes in various stages of raw/roasted/roasted and peeled/sauced) and my momentum is […]

Thursday Throwdown: September 2, 2021

Welcome to September, friends! I for one am super happy for the change in weather. The hot hot heat isn’t my friend, but this more temperate sunny, but not like Satan’s Armpit weather is my jam. I feel productive in this kind of weather – there’s tomato sauce to make! There’s gardens to start winding […]

Things you notice

There are seeds that can be planted into a good descriptive scene. It’s not journalism – it doesn’t have to be what *really* happened. It’s just a bit of a lark, finding inspiration in unexpected places.

Thursday Throwdown – August 26, 2021

I don’t love the heat. I like to visit it, sit on the beach (or better, float in the ocean) and enjoy the oppressively hot weather. But I don’t like to live in it. Try to work and cook dinner and do laundry in it. We have air conditioning, thankyouJesus, and really, my enjoyment of […]

Thursday Throwdown: August 19

In the Great Before, this weekend would mark the beginning of the Canadian National Exhibition, which itself was the harbinger of the end of the summer. This year (for the second in a row), no CNE. No Toronto Air Show. No Royal Winter Fair. There’s still a lot that isn’t happening. And I’m all for […]

Wordnerds, assemble!

Once upon a time, when Gutenburg cranked up his press, it was critical that poets and playwrights fit their lyrical genius onto a finite amount of space. The full bloom of your prose must fit onto the folio – too short and it was a waste of space; too long and it was a wasted […]