Turning Around A Craptastic Day

Last Thursday started as an epically craptastic day. It was the culmination of several hellish days all converging in a big ball of epic hellfire.  The previous Saturday, so five days before the craptastic day, I came home to find a piece of paper shoved into the...

Visceral Reactions to Bird Dresses

One of my favourite places in the world is the Royal Ontario Museum. The ROM is “Canada’s largest museum and houses one of the world’s great permanent collections of art, cultural artifacts and natural history specimens.”  It was built in 1914 and houses 13...

The Tales We Tell…

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the art of reading aloud.  I say ‘art’ because I’m sure we all have memories of being read to as a child by someone who absolutely had zero desire to be doing such a thing, thus ruining the story for our tiny ears and burgeoning...