loriann

The adventures of a Canadian new wife, step-mother, business owner and egg burning undomestic Goddess turned Texan… y'all.

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The Girl With No Apathy

“It figures that the United States waited until I immigrated here, to go totally politically ape shit.” It was a comment that got a few hundred ‘likes’ on The Washington Post, one of my favorite sources for online news about the turn in American politics that is turning my stomach (daily).  It was an understatement of how I feel.  Something… Read more →

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New Year Same Hopes

Many people on social are calling 2016 the deadliest year in history.   I kind of chuckle because that right would probably belong to the year 1400 A.D., when 75 million people were killed by the Bubonic Plague.  We lost David Bowie, and Carrie Fisher to name a few this year.  I think it bothers us because we’re all getting… Read more →

Applications Open

Making new friends as an adult in a new country, is harder than I thought it would be.  Then again, virtually everything is harder than I think it is going to be, because I am an optimistic and driven person. I have this laundry list of things that my ideal Texas friend(s) should have, which reads fairly reasonable I think.… Read more →

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Mattering

Performance driven people have a burning need within themselves to achieve.   They don’t just have a Plan A and Plan B; they’ve got the whole darned alphabet on standby.   And while that may sound stressful to someone who likes to live on whim and happenstance, the truth is that it’s not stressful at all.   Living life without… Read more →

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The Importance of Focus

  Feeling exhausted by the political vitriol, debates, racial profiling and violence in social media? In the “good old days” (I’m 43, and allowed to use the term), if you needed a break from the television, you simply turned it off, and walked outside.  At our house, there was always wood to pile, horse stalls to muck out, dogs and… Read more →