Learning is a lifelong, pivotal attribute. We learn and grow, we are curious about our surroundings. We improve every day. I think and read about learning a lot, but rarely do I come across something that stops me in my … Continue reading Language Learning is An Act of Bravery.
If you have yet to be persuaded to watch Schitt’s Creek on Netflix, go for it. You will learn a lot about representation and inclusion, whilst also being entertained – a killer combo. Our household finished the 6 seasons and … Continue reading “I like the wine and not the label”: learning about representation and inclusion.
I was up at 5am this morning, a weekend, after a disrupted night of sleep because a small thing in my room crying every hour, not wanting to be left alone in its bed. We are puppy sitting for 2 … Continue reading Parenting Reminder.
I am doing lots of work around diversity, inclusion and belonging (DIBs) at work. I bring my culture lens to it, rather than a policy one. Diversity is a fact. You either have it or you don’t. When you don’t, … Continue reading Lived Experience.
Last weekend, we were discussing what meals to have this week. Lori is at school in the evenings, so we need to coordinate and plan a bit more than usual at present. “Oh, we should have Mexican for Cinco de … Continue reading A Day Late For Cinco De Mayo.
I have been watching rather enviously the US and UK recover from their terrible decision-making around lockdowns and COVID response to absolutely nail the vaccine roll-out. Meanwhile, in Canada, or at least here in BC, things were been managed very … Continue reading Vaccine Hunters, Attack!
This week, Jim Steinman died. He is the genius behind Meat Loaf, and all that overwrought, operatic rock craziness with the really long song titles – like You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth (Hot Summer Nights). The … Continue reading Bat Out Of Hell.
One of the kids turned 13 this week, we have a teenager in the house. The eye rolling and general disdain for anything we have to offer has been present for quite some time, so some of the shock has … Continue reading Teen Spirit
People in Vancouver may know the CBC journalist Justin McElroy who covers local politics and has been the go-to person for COVID data this past year. He is a really entertaining and interesting person; and last year he shared his … Continue reading On The Spectrum…
I joined a Microsoft Teams meeting last week and the 10 women in the team were already present, chatting about hoodie fashion, I think. I tried to turn the conversation towards golf shirts, but they weren’t biting. This is a … Continue reading Pedicures, Beers, And Belonging.
Ouch: “Man needs to experience something for himself before acknowledging it exists, rather than take it from women.“ Why is there an emergent recruitment practice anonymizing resumes / CVs? Because it removes an in-built bias many have about “the right … Continue reading The Lived Experience of Bias.
I wrote 52 weeks of COVID Diaries. It is time to retire it, as I did the Cannabis Diaries last year. It has me thinking about what normal means. We can deal with different types of normalcy. Normal now means … Continue reading COVID Diaries: A Year.