A Matter of Faith

Me and my Grandma

In 2000, I was lucky enough to spend six weeks in various parts of Europe. My travel buddy, now answering to the name “husband,” was confused by the fact that, while I’ve never been religious in a traditional sense, I love cathedrals. Nothing less than 100 years old, mind. If it doesn’t have stained glass, flagstones, and flying buttresses, it doesn’t interest me. My fascination with churches has nothing to do with my personal faith. I’m the type of person more likely to find holiness in mountains and oceans than anything constructed by man. It’s not my own faith...

How to Completely Embarrass Yourself In Front of the Love of Your Life

My brother and I, taken in Yellowknife probably a year before this incident occurred. The distortion over my face is due to massive 80's glasses. And yes, my hair was crimped.

Is Throwback Thursday still a thing, or am I totally behind the trend (as always)? Either way, here’s another piece pulled from the depths of my hard drive – an essay I wrote about the most embarrassing moment of many in my childhood, and how it changed my life for the better. Come, cringe with me! Laugh at First Sight A cute guy; a first love. A Home Economics kitchenette. The most embarrassing moment of my life. Mostly a cute guy. I was six years old, a second grader in Pincher Creek, Alberta, when I first fell in love...

I Survived Science Literacy Week… Mostly

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It was Science Literacy Week last week, a Canada wide celebration of science and science books. *emerges from whirlwind* *plucks twigs from hair* *empties biscuit crumbs from pockets* *collapses in heap*   I visited one school and three branches of the Halifax Public Libraries. Altogether, nearly 300 kids (and a few grown ups) helped me rock out to “What Does the Fox Say?”. Then, we compared videos of wild and domesticated foxes, and did a live human-animal communication experiment with special guest dogs from Therapeutic Paws of Canada. It. Was. Awesome. I got sick about three seconds later. Totally worth it. *crawls...