Monthly Archives: March 2014

Rolling with the Cabbage

The internet diet continues. Two weeks down, about a month to go. My cynical gen-X self finds hipsters with their huge beards, tight pants and chevron everything an easy target for mockery, but where food is involved the truth is that … Continue reading

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I went trampolining last night. It was amazing! I grew up doing gymnastics. Had a backyard trampoline and discovered it was an actual sport in university. I’m even a certified coach in both. All this is to say I have … Continue reading

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Along with most of North America I’m very much looking forward to spring. In October, I made a commitment to combat the winter blues by eating well and exercising. I followed through (mostly), but the misery of this winter certainly … Continue reading

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Internet Diet – Week 1 Progress

I meant to check in yesterday, but winter decided to hit us with one (final?) monster snowstorm and I spent much of the day driving 60km/h under the speed-limit instead. 1 week and 1 day on the internet diet and … Continue reading

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Happy International Women’s Day!

Today is a good day to celebrate the forward progress that has been made toward equality between women and men. Working in a male dominated profession where I’m often the only woman in the room it isn’t difficult for me to … Continue reading

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Shoebox Solar Oven

Last year I signed up to volunteer as an Engineer In Residence. The program matches professional engineers with public schools in Ontario. Once a month I spend a morning working with a class. Usually, we discuss engineering, cover a topic … Continue reading

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Internet Diet

Considering that engineers are generally pro-technology, I was late to the internet. That all changed in 1996 when I took my first job. I had moved to the US far from friends and family, but for the first time I … Continue reading

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Towel Maintenance

My birthday was last month. If the last few years are any indication, I think I’m going to enjoy 42. I started journalling about 10 years ago. Then, it was a great outlet to talk to myself and figure out … Continue reading

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