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Monday, October 11th, 2010


A few years back, when I was gainfully employed as an ESL teacher at the erstwhile Aspect International language school, my colleagues and I got into a hilarious debate about germs and hygiene in the staff-room. I believe I have mentioned before that both Craig and I err on the lax side when it comes to being germ-conscious.  So the items on the table in the staff-room dispute were:

  • hand-washing, how often is necessary?
  • drink-sharing, if so, with whom?
  • soap-sharing, is it okay for a couple/family to share a bar of soap? (more…)


Wednesday, August 11th, 2010
I never saw a wild thing
sorry for itself.
A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough
without ever having felt sorry for itself.

– D.H. Lawrence

For those wondering about the long silence, don’t worry, everything is fine.  Well, as fine as things can be in the current situation.  Still trying to learn the lesson of living in the moment, impossible to be successful at it every day but there are days that feel good, and despite spending the entire day in the hospital, today has been  a pretty good day.

We have a weekend reprieve before going in for our next round of chemo this coming Monday.  Unexpected, as we were planning on starting today, but welcome.