A fork in the road

Today is a day where a new normal sets in in our community. Our beloved little coffee shop that was beside our bookstore on main street closed its doors for the final time yesterday. With the coffee groups that met there over the last few years, the meals shared, the courses hosted, Ben & Simons … Continue reading A fork in the road

We have the education on mental health/illness. Now show me the money so it can be eradicated.

Today is Bell's Let's Talk day campaign, where they donate a bunch of money to mental health initiatives. The funding helps but is no where close to enough. On average our province spends around 7 per cent of it's health care dollars on mental health. The national average is 7.2 per cent. As a patient … Continue reading We have the education on mental health/illness. Now show me the money so it can be eradicated.

Limits aren’t an option, they are a necessity.

I'm honestly not sure which is more draining; running my ass off or having some down time. The weekend was busyish, with play practice, a hockey tournament, church, etc. This week has been pretty slow, though. My evenings are pretty much shot though. Meeting Monday night, play practise tonight, tea with a friend tomorrow night, … Continue reading Limits aren’t an option, they are a necessity.

The path through the darkness

The shriek of the radio tears through the night. Another night's sleep wrecked. It's time to go to work. Another interaction with people having the worst day of their lives. Another person gone too soon. We are highly trained. We are highly motivated. We do this job so others may live. Photo by Pixabay on … Continue reading The path through the darkness

“The list” by Toby Keith drives home the importance of putting yourself on your to do list.

A quiet day today. Country star Toby Keith has a song talking about life that should be required listening. "The List." Bounced between writing, theatre projects, and Red Dead Redemption 2. RDR2 continues to amaze me with the level of detail that the story has had. The only real knock I have found with this … Continue reading “The list” by Toby Keith drives home the importance of putting yourself on your to do list.

Good news, bad news

Photo by Victor Freitas on Pexels.com Today was a long day. Up and out early for appointments in Red Deer, and when B and I hit the highways it was blowing snow. It was not a good start to the day. Thankfully by the time we cleared Stettler the snow had eased off somewhat, and … Continue reading Good news, bad news

Taking a time out.

Taking a timeout in Paintearth County on Dec. 31 To say that the last week has been busy is a drastic understatement. After the last week, I am beat. Between meetings, writing, more meetings, theatre practise, and the general day to day of life I am wiped out. That's why today I slept in. I … Continue reading Taking a time out.