Category Archives: Observatory

It’s weird, I turned 40 last month, and suddenly I have a hankering to go see a play.

I attended a play the other night. The audience demographic let’s just say was skewed toward the blue rinse crowd. The average age of the crowd appeared to be about 70. So, this was not just a grey-haired crowd, it was a thinning … Continue reading

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Michael Merzenich on TED

Here’s Michael Merzenich of Scientific Learning (and Fast ForWord fame).  

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If Life is a Highway, it’s Time to Lower the Speed Limit.

It’s been a very strange few weeks. Kindergarten orientation one week, high school orientation the next, the end of school, grade 7 graduation, the solstice, Father’s Day, the 4 and 11/12ths year old became a five-year-old. The middle child had … Continue reading

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Pianos, Moats, and Dragons! Oh my!

TOO MUCH! I’m in one of those phases where it’s all just too much. Do you get this sometimes? The obligation to return a phone call or an email or even respond to a comment — too much. Can’t do it. … Continue reading

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I’ve Been Hosed

In which Shoppers Drug Mart screws me over with their new house brand overpackaged pantyhose. Continue reading

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Tuesday BITs — Body Mind Connection

Today is the Discussion of Trinity of Brain Issues (Learning Disabilities, ADHD, and Aspergers) and the Treatment Thereof Tuesday (DTBITTT) or in short form Tuesday BITs. Is your brain issue kid one of the ones that also have body issues? … Continue reading

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In which I am self-serving, but in a good community-building kind of way, at least if you’re over 30.

Well, this post is my Wahoo Wednesday post. I know its Thursday, but we Canadians had a holiday on Monday (thank you Queen Victoria) and its messed me up. This week, I’m excited by an idea because I saw it … Continue reading

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Week in Review and a Thought

First of all, a quick apology to my own commitment, for dishonouring it in the first week I started it. I said I was going to post Friday and it is now Saturday. I don’t believe it’s Friday in any part … Continue reading

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Star Trek Epiphany

Today is the still awkwardly-named Discussion of Trinity of Brain Issues (Learning Disabilities, ADHD and Aspergers) and the Treatment Thereof Tuesday. DTBITTT. I don’t know that my day should sound like a raspberry. Maybe for the time being we could … Continue reading

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This post! Now Collectible!

My son brought home his School Supply Order Form yesterday. Never mind that he received it several days ago and only gave it to me the afternoon of the due date. Just never mind. I’m letting it go, and I think … Continue reading

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