Archive for the 'Narrative Bites' Category

Signin’ up for Reverb 10

  Via Cheesefairy and Schmutzie, I came across Reverb 10: a series of prompts that to frame the year past and envision the ...


This month in carbon footprint

I got my driver's licence ten days ago. (Licence is the Cdn spelling for the noun: you are licensed and get a licence. I only ...


Dia de los Muertos

Thanksgiving is often hosted by Yaya. Numerous Burtons cluster around her big dining room table to eat at least TWO Brussels sprouts along with a ...


As they grow

My kids are upstairs, beating on each other with light-sabres and pausing for  discussion on how a super-hamster might use his brilliant engineering skills to ...


Training tips for the Tinfoil Triathalon

 If you are cycling through a monsoon in cotton clothing, you can save time on the way out of the pool by just putting your clothes ...


Things I didn’t consider at the time

If you strive to make your lawn healthy, and it becomes so, then it requires mowing far more often.


Methuselah Danio

I've been grumpy about our neverending tank of fish for some time. It's been infected and given me pink eye, and although it's pretty and ...


With haste

Today I did the same bike/swim/bike as last week, only I did it at the end of the day, to scoop the cheap swim. The ...


WHEEZE

Today I rode my bike to the new swimming pool in Riley Park.  It's a nice pool! I did some laps but not too many (easing ...


Dear Kindergarten, You’re the BEST.

Today was Tate's first full day at school. It was wonderful. Six. Straight. Hours. Tomorrow he's home, and then he's there, all the time.This is a ...