It’s the most wonderful time of the year

My husband and I are in a household of two adults and one cat. That hasn’t stopped us from ever having Advent Calendars in the house. One year, they were fancy Lindt chocolate calendars, which we never really finished. The next year, we grabbed NHL-logo calendars. Again, the chocolate was forgotten about. This year, we… Continue Reading

Why women don’t report

There have been a lot of conversations around sexual assault and violence against women this week, ever since allegations against Jian Gomeshi began coming to light on Sunday. The stat is that 1 in 3 women will be sexually harassed in their lifetime. Two of those women won’t report the harassment. For the ones that… Continue Reading

Reflections on today’s events

I lived in Ottawa when 9/11 happened. It was something I will never forget. Even though there was no attack then north of the border, there was a change in the city after 9/11 compared to the 10 days I lived in Ottawa before the U.S. terrorist attacks. There were changes you couldn’t see, like… Continue Reading

Things I’m thankful for

Today is Thanksgiving Day in Canada, which means everyone is tweeting/Facebooking/Instagramming gorgeous photos of turkeys and all the fixings. (I had one of my holiday meals on Saturday, the other is tonight — so beware!). It also means that many people are tweeting/Facebooking/blogging things that they’re thankful for. 2014 has been a crazy year for… Continue Reading

My visit to an abortion clinic

Today I was at my dad’s coffee shop in town chatting with him about my weekend, when one of his employees popped her head into the back of the shop. “Um, it’s not a big deal right now,” she said. “But, there’s a group of abortion protesters across the street in front of the library.”… Continue Reading