Basset Hound or Border Collie? Not all kids are the same. Be Kind.

I am writing this post because it is important that we all remember that families come in all sorts and sizes and how they hunker down to do social distancing is not the same for everyone. I have seen some excellent but also a few trite posts about how to entertain your kids during this … Continue reading Basset Hound or Border Collie? Not all kids are the same. Be Kind.

Courting the Apocalypse – How Disaster Movies Can Ease our Despair

I have an un-natural obsession with apocalyptic stories - movies and books. My husband pokes fun at me for it - even though he often settles in to watch too. I am not alone, clearly, looking at the box office numbers. Why is it we are drawn to them? I have often wondered about this … Continue reading Courting the Apocalypse – How Disaster Movies Can Ease our Despair

Failing Statistics – Twice – and Finding My Way

During my undergraduate years in chemical engineering, I failed Statistics. Twice. And it was one of the best things that ever happened to me. I failed the first time somewhere in my early years. I don't remember why - likely I spent too much time in the pub. However, the second time, I took a … Continue reading Failing Statistics – Twice – and Finding My Way

Buckle Up for Broncos – Wear a Green Jersey and then Become “that” Parent

By all means, wear Green for the Broncos this weekend. But do something else too please - buckle up! I am talking about all those sports road trips in tour buses. Seriously, just put on your seatbelt. I’m talking to you – parents. Then have your child put hers on too. Here in Fort McMurray, … Continue reading Buckle Up for Broncos – Wear a Green Jersey and then Become “that” Parent