The Con Artist (Quirk Books)

When I picked up this book at the 2019 ECCC from the Quirk Books booth I was expecting great outside the box material and The Con Artist delivered. The novel relies on pop culture references, recognized brands and labels, and even some made up ones to protect the protagonist, Mike (a fairly well known comic... Continue Reading →

“Chores, like success, are unisex…”

Guys and dolls, I know that it is easy to fall into the trap of traditional gender roles, especially when it comes to marriage and relationships but there is absolutely no rule of man or God that states what type of modern chores are gender aligned. Sometimes I wonder where our ancestors got the notion... Continue Reading →

The Layoff: Year Three Post Mortem

On March 20th, 2018 I celebrated year three of the layoff date. However, I was gainfully employed after a short 10 month self-imposed sabbatical, with a reintroduction into service date of January 15th, 2016. Many will wonder why I still commemorate this date and the reason is very simple: I started the blog right after... Continue Reading →

There Is More To Life Than A Good Origin Story 

We are born. We die. What happens in between is a magical, mysterious, and emotional rollercoaster ride. Sadly, many believe their origin story seals their fate, that they have no choice but to be a victim of their circumstances. The decisions our parents and ancestor made shaped our arrival but these choices and their outcomes... Continue Reading →

Skipping Meat Challenge: Lessons Learned

After six weeks of switching out meat for healthier options, I reintegrated meat back into every meal. The results were good at first but after day three, I could tell the "meat once a day" rule had its value and benefits. Some of the pounds were coming back, which was not a welcomed change, and... Continue Reading →

Skipping Meat Challenge: Week 4

Week 4 came by fast and with it I noticed some consistent weight loss (5 lbs total). I'm still doing one meal with meat and skipping it for the others and snacks. Because I am eating less carbohydrates as well, I have more energy and sleep a lot better. Woohooo! The allergies are still a... Continue Reading →

Skipping Meat Challenge: Week 3

For the first part of week 3, I started to eat meat at least once a day only.  This step made it easier to figure out which plates would be good candidates to substitute for vegan or vegetarian "meats" and products. Anything pre-processed or frozen has lots of added salt so the benefit of just... Continue Reading →

Skipping Meat Challenge: Week 2

It took me a while to get to this post because of my birthday celebrations. The new house hasn't been fully unpacked either and I owed my husband a fully functional master closet and pantry. (More on that on future DIY posts.) Add to all this the need to validate a few of my observations... Continue Reading →

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