Category: Blogroll

  • Reasonable Resignations   

    Reasonable Resignations    

    Allowing our failures to walk among us. Is it reasonable to ask leaders to resign?   I’ve been mulling this over since I was invited to sign an open letter to the Pillar Nonprofit Network’s Board of Directors, asking for its members to resign and support a transition to new leadership. Upon first reading, I […]

  • Totally Watching Television

    Totally Watching Television

    I’m on the couch, on a Friday morning. British and Irish accents mix with the sound of cars outside the window. Tiger Woods is putting for birdie on the 15th hole. The Open Championship is at St. Andrews this year. After waking, I made cranberry-chocolate-chip waffles. Ralph, the goldendoodle, slept on his bed in the […]

  • The Beaver on Land is Like a Chicken Nugget

    The Beaver on Land is Like a Chicken Nugget

    Today’s award for smile-inducing descriptive phrasing goes to Emily Fairfax, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Resource Management at California State University and Channel Islands. In an article in the Sacramento Bee, Professor Fairfax said, “The beaver on land is like a chicken nugget walking through the landscape for predators…They’re fat and they’re slow and […]

  • I’m Here Reacting | #OurLondonFamily

    Trigger Warning: This post contains discussion of the recent terrorist attack in London, Ontario and documents my experience of hearing the news. I was sitting in a warehouse in Halifax, waiting to be called to set, when I found out about the terrorist attack in London, Ontario. I heard the news from my dad, in […]

  • Chi Chi DeVayne’s Lip Sync To Remember

    Chi Chi DeVayne’s Lip Sync To Remember

    My partner Kelsey introduced me to RuPaul’s Drag Race. My journey into relatively devout fandom started pre-pandemic, but the extra time at home has allowed for a deeper dive than might have otherwise happened. We’ve watched a random collection of seasons so far — I’m not going to try to name the seasons because to […]

  • I Didn’t Need Google For That

    I Didn’t Need Google For That

    I learned something about mangoes yesterday. It isn’t anything overly profound, but it was useful to learn. Although, when I say that I learned something, I feel like I’m stretching the boundaries of the word; giving Google too much credit. What I think I mean is that my instincts were confirmed by a Google search. […]

  • Love You Forever

    Love You Forever

    I can’t even read about reading Love You Forever without crying. I read this article, by Yasmine Abbasakoor, sitting on my couch in Halifax, and feel like driving home to see my mom and dad. I mean, why not? Right? I could get in the car and be home by, well, it’d be like this […]

  • For Robert Kennedy

    For Robert Kennedy

    A reflection is a nice way to start the morning. It’s a way of bringing the mind into the day in a way that isn’t influenced by lists, emails, or reason. I’m not sure how often I’ll post my morning reflections because let’s be honest, somedays I won’t want to share and somedays I just […]

  • Don’t Be Afraid of A Good Idea

    Tonight I needed a distraction, so I went to the movies. Tonight, I needed a guilty pleasure, so I went to a Michael Moore film. I was one of eight people in the theatre for tonight’s 9:10 showing of Where to Invade Next, the latest in Michael Moore’s catalogue of cheeky documentaries about our southern neighbour’s flaws, […]

  • More Than a Court

    Eyes catch leather as the ball floats through the air. Sidelines melt under crowded feet, headlights break the darkness, and blacktop scratches the silence. The ball hits the floor, the beat takes over, and the game begins. If you spend enough time around the last generation of White Oaks Park basketball players you’ll hear them […]