Family as community


{Video Post} First days at our new home

{Video Post} First days at our new home

The YouTube video from our move and first days in Nova Scotia.

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.

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.

Leaving Home & Returning Home

Leaving Home & Returning Home

The house will be done by Christmas of this year. And sometime in spring, 3 years after that initial phone call, we’ll be leaving our home in Montreal to move, quite literally, to my parent’s home.

Finding Home ~ The conclusion

Finding Home ~ The conclusion

Then it all became rather obvious. We’re the adventurers and explorers, the migrators without property. We’ve built flexibility into our lives and our work. We would move to my parents. We’d sail the boat of our family life into the security of their port.