we invented a new, simpler dessert

February 19, 2013 | 6 Comments

Steve Fisher pointing at his moustache

I was busy at the counter when he came in the kitchen. I felt smug take over my face. I didn’t bother turning around. “How was your apple pie last night?” I was sure he could hear my grin.

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an open letter to allies of carol todd

February 15, 2013 | 16 Comments

Dear Friends of Carol Todd,

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i won’t teach my daughter it’s wrong to flash her boobs

February 12, 2013 | 56 Comments

Of course I don’t want Emma willy nilly flinging her naked body around the internet. Or, at all. Ever. If she does, I hope she waits until her forties. But, let’s be realistic: a parent is never completely in control of his or her babies. Should Emma one day decide a good ole boobie flash is on the menu, here’s what I want her to know.

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yeah write: you’ll lub ’em

February 11, 2013 | 5 Comments

I know what it’s like to love something so much you don’t want to share for fear it will change. Or there’ll be less for you.

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i believe in lists

January 31, 2013 | 11 Comments

There’s stuff going on over here:

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all you have to do is change your whole life

January 28, 2013 | 14 Comments

There are many things I want to change about my life. They showed up in my morning pages today:

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data with a soul

January 24, 2013 | 14 Comments

I haven’t been writing here, but I have been doing Morning Pages over at 750 Words. That’s been soul-feeding. I know typing is technically cheating, but the point is to write, so I’m okay with cheating. No judging, judger.

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mental health stigma be gone!

January 11, 2013 | 18 Comments

I was at Creative Mornings Vancouver last Friday listening to Joseph Wu, a local origami genius I follow on Instagram.

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well, we have a vizsla now

December 22, 2012 | 14 Comments

In Elementary School Steve was a member of the debate club. After High School, he was selling knives. By the time I met him, he was selling Jesus. Since 2000 he’s been selling a prettier internet. I never had a chance, you see.

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let’s hug soon

December 17, 2012 | 19 Comments

Many things. Things to follow. Here are the things:

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when someone you admire reads your blog

December 13, 2012 | 8 Comments

She swore three times in the first five minutes, and I knew I would love her forever. “Don’t bother coming to class if you haven’t done the assigned reading; you’ll be fucked.”

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instagram killed santa

December 10, 2012 | 67 Comments

Santa didn’t come up when Steve and I settled on not spanking, breast feeding and disposable diapers. We implemented Santa along with bedtime stories, hygiene and manners—with certainty.

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occupy shannon: nablopomo success

November 30, 2012 | 19 Comments

When I ran my first (and last) marathon, I cried the last five kilometer stretch. Bawled my way right across the finish line.

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driving ms. shannon

November 29, 2012 | 12 Comments

When Emma was three I sat behind the wheel as Steve plunked himself next to me on the passenger side. As I pushed the clutch to the floor and turned my key, I heard a little voice from the back wondering why I was sitting in Daddy’s Seat. 

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name this award-winning post yourself

November 28, 2012 | 10 Comments

If you haven’t heard, it rains in Vancouver. I mind it much less than endless months of snow and cruel temperatures, but this damp cold is more cutting and harder to recover from than the dry cold Alberta offers.

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#bemyamigo

November 27, 2012 | 7 Comments

I was at an event tonight called #bemyamigo, a campaign to foster sociability in Vancouver. A chat with strangers at a long table event to help make this city friendlier.

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the handiest armpit in the west

November 26, 2012 | 17 Comments

This is the last thing I knit. Or is it? I think I made some infinity scarves after this. Yes, yes, I did. I’m excited to get knitting my three prize toques. I love knitting, but I often need long breaks from it, because I get obsessive. A machine. My toques are awesome.

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ask for what you need and don’t be attached to the outcome

November 25, 2012 | 64 Comments

When I started blogging in 1998, it was anonymously. My readership was strangers with blogs. I wasn’t confident enough to be openly involved in something atypical, and most of the blogging community blogged anonymously, so I followed suit.

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twenty four synapses fired today

November 24, 2012 | 13 Comments

Twenty four things on the 24th of the month and for the 24th post of Nablopomo. Okay? HAPPY NOW. Good. Let’s do this.

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the best!

November 23, 2012 | 11 Comments

What’s the best thing you’ve seen online recently? Inquiring minds (mine) want to know!


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