This is how bad our internet is in Canada.

"Are “traditions” just chores given to you by dead people?"
— Unknown

The start of the new year seems like a great time to try to revive the ol’ blog.

I think Thursdays seem like a good day to try and do a regular update. So there is the new, unofficial plan. Get back to writing. Get back to living online a little more.

(an the interface is way better on my new Christmas gift! IPhone. How did I function before you??)

Does this thing work?

I’ve tried posting from my BlackBerry several times, to no avail. Maybe this time?

Friday seems like a good day to share a joke.

Thank you, Mary, for sharing this with me!

The children were lined up in the cafeteria of a Catholic elementary school for lunch. At the head of the table was a large pile of apples. The nun made a note, and posted on the apple tray:

"Take only ONE. God is watching."

Moving further along the lunch line, at the other end of the table was a large pile of chocolate chip cookies.

A child had written a note, “Take all you want… God is watching the apples.”

One of my favourite professors used to describe a thing he called SOPF (said just like it is spelled sop-f). SOPF stands for Spontaneous Overflow of Powerful Feelings. He most often used it to describe scenes of inspiration among the great writers of literature.

Ex. Wordsworth was zapped by SOPF upon his arrival at the ruins of Tinturn Abbey, thereby inspiring his heartfelt poem about his experience.

Keats waszapped by SOPF when admiring the images on the Grecian Urn.

So too was I zapped by SOPF when I got a long awaited phone call offering me the job I wanted. I jumped up and down excitedly after hanging up the phone then started crying.

It was happy crying, but I really felt that spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings take over.

It was marvelous.


(Please ignore the mess that is my bed/workzone.)

Anyone else want to share their crazy pet love?

If you didn’t go to Western, then you probably wouldn’t understand.

"I mean, how satisfied can you be with your life if you don’t think about it? About as satisfied as you can be standing in the middle of your room, with Tool in your CD player on pause, looking at the cover of a great book."

A close friend.

March 26, 2004

Tomorrow, the new Bill 168 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) comes into effect.

I would love some feedback: How do you feel this will affect your workplace? Has your employer taken the time to discuss this with staff?