{Video Post} First days at our new home

As promised, today's post is the YouTube video from our move and first days in Nova Scotia. This video accompanies my previous post These First Days.

If you’re reading this in email you’ll have to click through to the blog to watch it. Or head straight to YouTube.


These first days

These first days

It has been an unbelievable landing and arrival here. The briefest of days soaked rich with summer, meaning, and import. I can’t say the days will only get better from here because, honestly, this has been a week of highlights. But I do know that Oilers playoffs aside, living here will regularly bring me into contact with magic.

Thoughts and feelings as we are about to move

Thoughts and feelings as we are about to move

The intensity of this whirlpool of experience and emotion has released my ages-old, nebulous, and miasmic fear of failing my children and the more specific fear of the pain (for them and me) of the inevitable struggles, difficulties, and suffering of life.

The beating of my wild heart (aka: my feminism)

The beating of my wild heart (aka: my feminism)

My feminism is a desire to listen and live according to my wild human heart, mind, and body. What this actually looks like is ill-defined; it’s certainly not a program, plan, or anything I would prescribe for someone else. There is no pledge of allegiance in this “ism,” no flag or banner under which I march.

We're leaving the kids

We're leaving the kids

I have a goal to produce more more video content after we move to Nova Scotia. But first I'd like to close the Montreal chapter and talk a bit about leaving the kids.

Finding a work “thing” in the cultural, relational, and economic context of my life

Finding a work “thing” in the cultural, relational, and economic context of my life

My marriage, and family life in general, is an economic (as well as political and social) relationship. When Damien and I married we combined our non-material and material assets, resources, talents, and capacities for the flourishing of the whole, which in our case, is the family.

Getting started: Feminism, patriarchy, capitalism, neoliberalism, Marxism and the family in 1,500 words

Getting started: Feminism, patriarchy, capitalism, neoliberalism, Marxism and the family in 1,500 words

I want to talk about the context in which the work exists and from which our work decisions are made.