After homeschooling for a year and a half our family has returned to in-person learning, and hopefully to a time when I can regularly post to my blog. … More Recovering from Covid-19 Lockdown
…in essence, the factory owners and ship builders and coal mine owners actually made their fortunes on the backs of those ‘unpaid domestic workers’ who contributed the fruit of their wombs, their time, their energy, and their creativity to create and serve those who were exploited in the workplace. … More Mother’s Day/VE day during Covid-19
Vinegar and baking soda are great fun for making fizzy reaction for the kids to play with, but I somehow doubt that the chemical reaction does much of anything to the surface on which it is occurring. Maybe I’m wrong, but that’s what my experience and basic knowledge of chemistry tells me. … More How (and why) to clean your oven
I wrote this post in February 2019 but was promptly sidetracked by kitchen upgrades. Painting that window opened a can of worms. Then the faucet broke and had to be replaced; which meant it was a good time to sand down the counter-top; and then paint the ugly drop ceiling, and then replace the flooring, and the baseboards…. … More Harpooning Glaciers
So here is my post, four days late and almost completely unedited…. I hope you like it. … More The dog ate my homework.
I believe what makes me so extraordinarily careful (fearful) is that I am gifted with an imagination which can generate the most vivid and gory outcomes for almost any given situation in less than one second. And instead of visualizing the positive, hoped-for outcome, I focus on the one which my mind serves up to me on a silver platter. … More Fear less.
You’re not serving anyone up there in the Peanut Gallery, not even yourself… step down into the Gladiator’s Ring. … More The Peanut Gallery and The Gladiator Ring
the world can be a safe place, sometimes strangers are people who will help if they can, and I don’t need to be afraid every time someone knocks on my door. … More Returning Something Lost
What do Baseball Champions and the Chihuly exhibit at the ROM have in common? Teamwork and practice. … More Baseball Bats and Persian Glass Ceilings