Monthly Archives: April 2013

A virtual cruise around South America

One of the #10s on our 15 favourite trips list. Two years ago my husband and I joined two of our favourite couples and 2600 others for our first large-ship modern day cruise.  We know many people for whom “cruising” … Continue reading

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Girl Scouts, video games, and women in IT history

‘Women in IT’ is back in the news.  Girl Scouts in Los Angeles can now work towards a new merit badge in video game development.  They’re the first Girl Scout (Guide) chapter to introduce this, developed in conjunction with WIGI … Continue reading

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Self-discipline and negative splits

Yesterday was yet another unseasonably cold and windy day for the second part of April, even in eastern Canada, but the sun was sparkling on the blue water of the swollen river and the grass was greening pretty well under … Continue reading

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Robby Robin wins his first award; now he needs your help

I am excited to share the news that my first Robby Robin story, No More Worms For Supper, has won first place for Children’s Literature in the Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick annual literary competition.  I love the idea of calling … Continue reading

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The end of innocence for runners?

What happened yesterday?  Anyone who has run in a large city race or anyone who has been a spectator at such a race will know the rush of emotions: exhilaration, excitement, apprehension, perseverance, celebration.  When recalling the experience of a … Continue reading

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Outsourcing, the IT industry, and talk-show radio

Why is it that I have to keep being reminded – over and over again – that much of what we read or hear in the media is missing context.  Why is it that I continue, year after year, to … Continue reading

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Turning a vague idea into reality: step 1

Some days, actually getting on with something seems to be a challenge.  I respond well to deadlines, especially when they’re looming.  But when there’s a seemingly generous amount of time before a deadline or – even worse – there’s no … Continue reading

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