T1: Trying to create a better to do list.
My career is made up of so many different moving parts and projects that I’m always looking for the best way to organize my actions & thoughts against target outcomes or goals (which include parenting).
7 dates & we got engaged. 13 years so far…
We aren’t all that comfortable planning our love lives to account for the strains our work lives place on them – but that’s where arranged marriages can help. Yes, really. This article first appeared in Fast Company on February 18, 2016.
Me on my second birthday. My Mom is 23 here. My Dad is 33.
Friday May 11th
Eleven years ago tonight – I was alone with my eldest son for the first time in the maternity ward of the Royal Free Hospital in London.
I was 29 and it was 8 days till my birthday.
Wason Wanichakorn / AP
This article first appeared, Friday February 2015 in The Ottawa Citizen
Here’s one more good reason to join the camp of those who hate Valentine’s Day: it’s a sugary corporate symbol of the worst cultural ideas on love, dating and relationships – which, in addition to negatively affecting your personal happiness (think unrealistic expectation and the tyranny of trying to find “The One”) is also probably hurting your career.
This piece was first published May 16, 2014 in The Ottawa Citizen and is co-authored by then Catherine Mckenna – now, The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of the Environment & Climate Change, seriously, how cool is that?
Light sabre battles were the highlight. Note the uniform.
My local library
I’m looking for soul nourishment via my local library today – an effort to counter my sense of total meh exhaustion. I think I have a post-Disney hangover.
just a moment that caught my eye this week…
February 1, 2016
My Desk – 10:50 pm
I wish I could blame Canada Post for the delay on this one…
And I can no longer use “busyness” as the reason (among my 2016 resolutions is to eliminate that frame from my life) after reading research on how negative it is. But I’ve been both sidetracked /absorbed – my Mom hasn’t been well, the kids, work, etc.
Tuesday November 24th
My (standing) desk
In a retro flashback to 7th grade: I wrote you a note at work, that I’m now typing up. The fact that it relates to boys, well men, just compounds this sensation.