I remember it very clearly. On November 18th I was out in the backyard, revelling in the warm sunshine and picking beautiful red raspberries. I looked around at the garden and saw a nice green patch of kale. There was a wide selection of fresh herbs like thyme, mint, tarragon [...]
Translation is an act of hope. We believe that a story can leap between contexts and cultures and from one language into another. To translate is to trust that truth will travel with you. Let’s begin this Advent journey with translation. And let’s take Jean de Brébeuf as our guide. [...]
The end of the Record jostles all sorts of things, smallest of which is my own blogging schedule. The Messy Table has been a good place for me to organize some on my thoughts and archive some of our family landmarks. Alongside the finished pieces, I have an appropriately [...]
It’s a quiet day around here. So much quieter than it’s been in a while. Plum started nursery last week so this is my first Monday afternoon on my own. The clock on the wall is loud and I've already had three cups of tea. This morning, Plum and [...]
Plum will be starting nursery at the end of next week. At the beginning of the summer, we received a welcome package from the school. There were photos of his teachers and photos of the classroom. There was also a well-written sheet of helpful hints to help us all [...]
Last week at the school, one of the other mothers caught my eye. It was just before the gates opened and the parents crowded into the playground to pick up their kids at the end of the school day.
This morning is about post-camping messiness. My house smells like wood smoke, there are raincoats hanging in the shower and a mountain of laundry stared at me from the kitchen floor. Plum has claimed the abandoned mattress rolls and sleeping bags for fort-building material and sometime after I finish this [...]
TechSoup Canada? Never heard of it? The truth is that until 4 years ago I had never heard of them either. But then I was asked to obtain a license for the Microsoft Office suite of products for a client. I went the usual route to the local big box [...]