This one will be filed under “Things I probably have no business discussing, but that I have opinions on anyway, and since this is my website, I will share them with the world.” As previously discussed, I am a HUGE book worm. I was pretty pumped at the arrival of my niece and nephew, as it … More Awesome books for kids
I was the biggest bookworm when I was a kid. I remember staying up all night reading, listening for the step on the staircase the creaked to alert me that my parents were coming to check that I was asleep. But I consumed books like air. I wish I had pictures of the old tiny … More Read good books
This post may raise a few eyebrows and ruffle a few feathers. Warning, things like BREASTS, PERIODS, and MASTURBATION are discussed, so get out now if you just don’t want to know. This post is a long rant this one simple and shocking fact. That A lady touching herself is still taboo! I think our … More Ladies of the world: Touch yourself!
In my final year of high school, I had a spare period first thing in the morning. Without fail, I would go to the library, grab the Globe and Mail and read the paper. Then I went to university, discovered beer, boys, and online streaming of TV and keeping abreast of the global situation slid … More Have tambourine, will protest
If you reach back in the dusty, cobwebbed shelves of your high school science class, you might remember learning about the Cori cycle or the lactic acid cycle, which describes the process of breaking down glucose. What I don’t remember learning when I sat in Mr. Chisolm’s 9th-grade chemistry class was that this fundamental biochemical process … More The right chemistry: Ladies crushing it
Last year, my friend invited me to a Pint of Science event (lectures in pubs, which is brilliant) on women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) professions. Part of the swag I took home was a mug “How many female scientists can you name?” and even as I care so much about gender and … More Ladies crushing it: Heros and true lovely outliers
I have spend a lot of time at the office this week. For most of the week, I have had code running on two computers while trying to write a book chapter on a third computer. As you might expect, I have done a lot of internet wandering during the week and I thought I … More 5 little things I liked this week
Usually, when I discuss travelling, I glowingly discuss the spectacular things I have seen, the incredible people I have met, and the things I have learned along the way. And all of those things are true. Travel, particularly travelling solo, has transformed me, has opened my eyes to new ways of being and numerous wonders … More Do I need permission to exist as a woman in the world?
As you well know, one of the first things I like to do when I arrive in a new place is to get my hands on a bike. It is honestly one of the best ways to visit a city, as you can traverse rather large distances while still travelling slow enough to soak in the … More Oh bother: The saga of having a crippled bird in a city of bikes
Björk released a new album, Vulnicura, and it is stunning. She describes the creation of this album as an huge embroidery piece, and it is complex, beautiful, and interwoven marvel. I am a little bit obsessed with her massive string orchestrations of her songs – sweeping, massive, and yet so delicate and heartbreaking. Her continued badassery and awesomeness … More Björk & Atwood in harmony