Borrowing from the bell hooks book of the same name, I purposely titled this blog in such a way as to send a reminder of the importance of being politically passionate. This week will be a big one for the planet as the next leader of the free world will be chosen. I, however, will … More Passionate Politics
Apologies for the delay in posting my most recent reading list. I slightly fell off the reading wagon in September so I thought it better to wait until I had a longer list to display. Here is what has been occupying my brain for the last two months: How to be a Tudor: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to … More September/October 2016 Book Shelf
Ten years ago my fur child was born. It was a rather dismal day in central Ontario, chilly with a bitter pre-winter bite to the wind. That last day of October 2006 started as normal as could be, minus the caramel coloured Dachshund who was progressing slowly in her labour. Just before midnight, Dora’s mom … More Life, Dora Style: Seems Like Yesterday
Before I go any further I’ll let you take a minute to Google what funkdafied means… Yes, I’m really messed up. I’m in “da funk of all funks” – and I don’t mean the cool mixture of jazz, rhythm and blues. I’m referring to the kind of funk reminiscent of Charlie Brown’s friend Pig Pen; … More Funkdafied
The benefits of a good night’s sleep is not something to take lightly; especially when it has been denied to you. Two weeks ago I started working the night shift; a less eventful experience than the 80’s movie but one that has no doubt left me in a similar state of non-drug related muddled mental … More Insomnia has become my bitch.
So I’ve clearly failed at keeping up with my blog during the month of August. My only excuse is that I don’t think August actually happened this year – wasn’t it July, like yesterday? Time literally flying coupled with the ridiculous heat and humidity has been less than friendly to my creative brain. That being … More August 2016 Book Shelf
Yesterday I received the incredibly sad news that a very special animal made his journey to the next world. Thor, a large black Percheron with a limitless heart, passed on to join the herd of his Horse Ancestors. Thor was the first horse I ever worked with within the confines of equine assisted therapy – he as the trusted … More A Paralleled Grief