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Covid Curiosities Pt. 2

In the context of Covid, how has your relationship to technology shifted? COVID, STOCKHOLM SYNDROME, and TECH: What happens to Blame in cases of Need  Covid has changed its meaning to me. Back in June, in Winnipeg MB, I thought of it as a global pandemic that seemed to have missed us as its mark. […]

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Covid Curiosities

How has technology impacted your Covid experience? Oh what a question this is! Since the onslaught of COVID-19 and the incessant pivoting of adjusting to the ongoing series of closings, openings, lock downs and shut ins, technology has enabled me to remain safely at home while also connected to others and earning a living. I’m […]

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data privacy… laws and our lives online

COVID-19 pandemic reveals major gaps in privacy law, says watchdog As previously separate realms merge into the confines of a single screen, how can Canadians ensure their data is being protected? Government response lags behind the rapid digitization of our lives. Complacency reaps consequences.

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probing products : what are we buying? drink flavor enhancers

I switched to zero-cal water flavor enhancers a few years ago– surely a nominal change–better for health than soda and coming in a small bottle so not producing mounds of plastic or glass in packaging. The more I have grown to like these things–orange, cherry and grape–the more my resolve to take a deeper look […]

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SodaStream revisited

A bit of research shows that SodaStream is not without controversy. First developed in 1903, owned by various UK companies, and solely owned by Cadbury Schweppes in 1985, it was sold in 1998 to Israeli company Soda-Club. In 2012, a line of soda machines was designed emphasizing sustainability and SodaStream was rewarded with approval from […]

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On track: USING my media, not theirs

As a cycling enthusiast, I feel ill-prepared and incomplete without my little computer attached to my handlebars that monitors my distance, speed, cadence and time. Unlike my fellow cyclist friends who have accounts with the cloud to record and share online recording of routes, distance, speed and other stats, I prefer the privacy of keeping […]

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SodaStream seems safe (Where’s it made? What does it replace? What niche/need create?)

While recently hosting a small family get together and observing physical distancing and careful food sharing practices during these COVID-19 days, I realized how much I depend upon and find pleasure in my sodastream fizzy water maker. I love the sparkle it puts into my tap water and the instant refreshing feeling I experience with […]

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Media inventory and critique: What is gained and lost if I use_______?

We write this blog committed to working out (the changing/adapting) media values that guide our quotidian practices: not too much browsing or tv, limited or no social media, anti-consumerist activities (not new , but  re-used), following all the sign posts to doing the right thing.  Like many others, we are trying to behave in responsible […]

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Smart appliances be gone: BUT we still lean on other tools & media

I don’t have any smart gadgets in my kitchen and discourage acquisition. I’m a competitive person and want to be the smart one—at least in my kitchen!  It is also true the list of available gadgets is not too compelling at this stage. Check this out as a gadget for those with time on their […]

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what’s up when you recognize privilege?

When we began writing a decade ago we were interested in joining a dialogue with mothers to share ideas instead of consulting the experts. Over the years, we had stopped blogging except to comment on our status as mothers of older children, to notice there was not much written from this parenting perspective. Coming back […]