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Flotsam & Jetsam · 3W ago

Slowgress

I realized today that my YearOfYes hit the one year mark last month and I need to stop looking for things to do. The start of this year has been especially top-heavy with commitments and I a...
Flotsam & Jetsam · 1M ago

Comfort Zone: Exit, this way

While I have greatly expanded my comfort zone in recent years, there are still a lot of things that exist well outside that zone. Traveling to another province to take in a two day music fes...
Flotsam & Jetsam · 2M ago

Giving Back

Sometime in my early forties, I decided it was time for me to give back to the community. Victoria is my home, and since I have neither the patience nor the stomach for politics at the munic...
Flotsam & Jetsam · 3M ago

Catching My Breath

The word I chose for this year is Complete and so far I did manage one of my big three goals for the first part of this year, “seeing the successful opening of the Victoria Tool Library” whi...
Flotsam & Jetsam · 4M ago

Just One Word

A lot of people I know choose a word or three words to use as a focus for their year ahead. Focus was the word I chose for myself in 2015 although I had to shift that focus a few times throu...
Flotsam & Jetsam · 4M ago

Diversifying My Media

There are a lot of complaints about the lack of diversity in film. In part, this is because there is a cycle of creation and consumption and, basically, we need to be putting our money where...
Flotsam & Jetsam · 4M ago

Life is Short

In the grand scheme of things, we get only a limited number of years to live out on this planet. My biggest take-away from Carl Sagan’s Cosmos all those years ago was just how brief human ex...
Flotsam & Jetsam · 5M ago

Twas the – Oh Damn, It’s Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas in my little flat That I share with my kid and a wee skittish cat I purchased new stockings and put up a tree But decor’s at a minimum this year for me I’ve n...
Flotsam & Jetsam · 6M ago

Progress with Yes

It took me a while but in March of this year I officially kicked off my Year of Yes. Since then I have said yes to things that normally I’d have hesitated to do. I had the time of my life ge...
Flotsam & Jetsam · 6M ago

Welcome to Lola the Yaris

When I bought the Minty Beast, my ’86 Tercel in January, I expected it would last me 6 to 12 months. I got nine. Toward the end of October, the brake light started going on without the brake...