Friday, May 06, 2005

Today is a special and sad day. I am thinking about two people who had a great impact on our world. One that I knew; my Mom who's birthday would have been today and the other is the late Bob Hunter, environmentalist who died last week.

It makes me sad to think that my Mom would still be teaching if she was alive. So much potential, lost as she was an amazing teacher that gave so much. Probably the hardest part is thinking about how great she would have got along with my kids and vice versa. I am happy that I can hear her voice still and can imagine how she would say their names. She was such a great Mom and is such a huge part of everything I do every day. Now, she is my main influence when it comes to parenting. I just wish I could keep asking her questions and advice.

Bob Hunter was an amazing person who loved the earth and made his mark by telling people how we should take care of it. He was also an extreme activist. We really need people like this who make their presence felt, and get their message heard.

there are some touching and informative articles on him in both Eye and Now Magazine this week. Worth reading.

Both these special people died too young of Cancer. When will it stop?


Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Performing at the Tranzac on Brunswick south of bloor tonight. 10pm. one set.

Jake Oelrichs and Strings (three guitars and drums!!)

come on down (or up..) you will love it. Ken Aldcroft has a band playing after us and it is PWYC


Tuesday, May 03, 2005

I am just post-yoga (I love saying that) and I can't believe I am making Kraft Dinner for Leo (yah, probably me too)

I love how Yoga makes me feel. It really lets you focus on parts of your my (still) sore ankle or my fat gut that pushes towards my face in some positions.

Our instructor is great and I like the community feel as I get to know some of the others a little bit.


Monday, May 02, 2005

Today I read two good articles about time/life etc. One was Leah MacClaren from Saturdays globe...talking about how we are obsessed with rushing, multi-tasking etc.

I don't know what she means; I want to listen to my new record, wake up my youngest from a nap, make two phone calls and drop off my bike to be repaired before we pick up 'dylan at school in 22 minutes from now (takes ten minutes to walk there with Leo in stroller)

the article that was even better. Thank you Bill Cameron (hope you are reading my blog from Heaven's laptops!!) Bill Cameron wrote a great article about dying of Cancer. (esophogus) His insight into drugs, family life, research, humour, and more were amazing. (bring a hanky)

Oh...some nice banjo on this McGarrigles record...mmm in comes the accordion. Love it. Life is short baby!!


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