Category Archives: Balanced living

Toronto Transit Woes

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The other day, I was working at my desk, periodically checking my gmail for any important (read, distracting from work) emails. Just after lunch, I saw a notice from the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) about a service issue. Some problem … Continue reading

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May Day! May Day! May Day!

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May is a busy month in my family – three birthdays (formerly six), one anniversary, Mother’s Day, the first long weekend of the summer (Victoria Day) and Memorial Day long weekend for my American family and friends. May is the … Continue reading

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Regrets and Resolutions

Why is it that I always seem to be looking back, with regret, wishing I had done something differently. At the same time, I walk step by step through the day, every day, because that’s life. Then, something will set … Continue reading

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Just a little bit

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My tote bag broke a couple of months ago and I was thrilled to find a great replacement (on Amazon). The new bag is lightweight with sturdy short handles, several pockets and a telescopic handle. It has served me well … Continue reading

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Settling In

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Moving is stressful. Anyone who has done it knows that. Our recent office move was particularly stressful for two reasons: we were going from more space per person to less, and we were blending three offices, with diverse cultures, into … Continue reading

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A sliding scale?

How do you measure ‘quality of life’? Nothing to do with euthanasia, simply curiosity about how you and I, the ‘average person’, determine the quality of own life. What criteria do we apply to gauge whether we are happy with … Continue reading

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Jury Duty…

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I love watching TV. When I was little, I would come home from school and watch sitcoms with my grandmother. Most of the antics didn’t need translation but sometimes the dialogue was tricky and I would have to translate. We … Continue reading

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