Tag: Musings

  • October 15, 2023

    While walking to my haircut appointment this afternoon, I realised that I don’t actually listen to the words in songs. It’s been a while since I’ve taken a walk with my headphones on, something I love to do, so I haven’t been paying such close attention to what I’ve been listening to. Chelsea Cutler has…

  • October 4, 2023

    When we were growing up, my dad had a section of the basement cordoned off with a brown curtain. My sister and I were not allowed there. Nothing nefarious was taking place – my dad used to have a side-hustle repairing electronics.

  • September 10, 2023

    I’ve been aware that I’ve been having dreams lately, not like Martin Luther King, but while I’m sleeping, and I don’t like it. I can’t remember most of them, which is frustrating in itself, but I woke up pissed off about something that happened in my dream, and I can’t remember what it was.

  • July 25, 2023

    July 25, 2023

    I got out of bed around 10:00 this morning. Well, I got out of bed at 7:00 am to feed the girls and then went back to bed. There are very few mornings when Eloise isn’t pestering me to get out of bed to feed them. If nipping at my toes doesn’t work, she’ll start…

  • June 29, 2023

    June 29, 2023

    This morning, I was thinking about whether or not there is a thread running through these daily blog posts. I was thinking about using these posts to write a story, maybe even a novella. Working on something longer and more in depth feels like a good idea. It’s been something I’ve wanted to do for…

  • June 20, 2023

    June 20, 2023

    My sister texted me this evening asking if she should buy a new desk for herself. She’s considering one that’ll change between a sitting and a standing desk. Of course, I told her to buy something better than the one she was initially looking at.

  • May 16, 2023

    May 16, 2023

    Weddings and funerals bring people together. I’m here for the latter. I’ve seen people I haven’t seen in close to twenty years.

  • April 25, 2023

    April 25, 2023

    I had a booth at a marketplace today. It was a work thing. As part of the conference, there was a “marketplace” where we presented on how we use technology in our classrooms.

  • I asked what it’s like to be white

    I asked what it’s like to be white

    It must’ve come as quite a surprise when I raised my hand at the meeting and asked, “What is it like to be white?” I’d been preparing myself to ask the question since the last meeting a month ago. For the last few weeks, I’ve been updating a document I started to keep my thoughts…

  • Weekly Update | February 20, 2023

    Weekly Update | February 20, 2023

    I’m really hoping to start making more videos. I know, I know, I’ve said this before, but this time, like every other time, I’m serious.

  • Accounting for what I said

    Accounting for what I said

    I said something to someone that I shouldn’t have. I was reacting instead of responding. Intentions aren’t measured, only outcomes. I need to apologize and I will. I have needed to apologize in the past. Sometimes I have. I need to change that. I should always apologize when I should. I need to be more…

  • How we’re seen

    How we’re seen

    It seemed as though I was being reminded today that it’s easier to see the strength and good quality of others than it is to see in ourselves.