bogeyandruby

Random stuff, reflections on the meaning of life and death, humour, self-deprecation, a bit of bad poetry.

I unfriended two facebook friends this week-end, a rare occurrence for me. One is of no consequence, a random facebook dude I kept bumping into via the posts of a mutual friend. He seemed harmless enough initially but as it turns out, he is a right-winged anomaly amid a sea of lefties, his main purpose …

Continue reading

I was at the local grocery store the other day when an elderly lady in the canned goods aisle flagged me down in a panic and asked me if I could reach a can of something fishy from the top shelf. I looked her in the eye … directly in the eye … almost at …

Continue reading

Compassion: “…to put ourselves in somebody else’s shoes, to feel her pain as though it were our own, and to enter generously into his point of view. Compassion can be defined, therefore, as an attitude of principled, consistent altruism.”~ Karen Armstrong from Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life.I went on a home visit today and …

Continue reading

Remember that cross-country race my son ran a week ago? Well, the results are in and he made it into the top 75%! More specifically, he placed 348th out of 458 runners in his age category. Woo hoo! He was so afraid he might be dead last that I decided to explain what a claim …

Continue reading

Where I work, everyone wants to walk. But those who want to walk the most are the ones who, for reasons of illness, progressive degenerative disease or injury, can no longer walk. I remember asking a young paraplegic client of mine if he ever dreamed about walking. “All the time.”, he said. He also kept …

Continue reading

I haven’t taken any sick leave in over a year, the incentive being an extra paycheck for unused days, right before Christmas. As it happens, tomorrow I will take a couple of hours off to watch my son participate in a cross-country race. Because he asked me to. He hasn’t been training for long. In …

Continue reading

River of Word Flow

Rhymes and Reasons

Crawling Out of the Classroom

In everything that my students and I do together, we strive to find ways to use reading and writing to make the world outside of our classroom a better place for all of us to be

Chuck Wendig: Terribleminds

Hey Did You Know I Write Books

Drinking Tips for Teens

Creative humour, satire and other bad ideas by Ross Murray, an author living in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. Is it truth or fiction? Only his hairdresser knows for sure.

FIT IS A FEMINIST ISSUE

Feminist reflections on fitness, sport, and health

BadBookthief

Award-winning Book Blogger

Life of Chaz

Exploring What Captivates, Inspires, and Intrigues Us.

A Dalectable Life

The little and large things making my life delicious!

AngelineM's Blog

A little BIT OF THE EVERY DAY............A good writer is basically a story teller, not a scholar or a redeemer of mankind. - Isaac Bashevis Singer

Chocoviv’s Lifestyle Blog

Mommy blogger, who loves to share what she loves!

Dare Boldly

Artful Words to Inspire Fearless Living

Anna's reading list

My book reviews

aswathi thomas

a look into the mind of a crazy indian girl

Lisa Anne Tindal

Redemption Stories

the barbie project

An experiment conducted for my personal amusement

Crossed Eyes and Dotted Tees

Writing, Blogging and Books

Travellers Wanderers

Live. Love. Travel.

Vignettes and Bagatelles

Read my mind. Little stories in a big universe.