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Dec
31
Turning 13 Years Old

Turning 13 Years Old

I ended last year’s post writing about Kylie’s new found independence: walking around downtown or the mall without me right beside her, talking more with her friends in her room than with me, and so forth. This past year, that independence has really taken off.
4 min read
Nov
11
43

43

A reflection on my birthday about another difficult year, plus book and music recommendations for the winter.
9 min read
Dec
31

Turning 12 Years Old

The predictions I make in these birthday posts have almost become a jinx of Kylie’s life, and my own.
4 min read
Nov
10
42

42

A tough year with more challenges ahead as COVID rears its ugly head once again. Through it all, the fire
5 min read
Dec
30

Turning 11

> After getting her own phone last year for her birthday, she has spent more time discovering things for herself than
8 min read
Nov
10
41 - All Fired Up

41 - All Fired Up

Last year, I wrote about walking into the fire [https://www.foursides.ca/40-2]. It seems like such a long
6 min read
Nov
11
40 - Amor Fati

40 - Amor Fati

> The blazing fire makes flames and brightness out of everything thrown into it. — Marcus Aurelius, ‘Meditations’ I started this year
4 min read
Dec
31
Turning 9 Years Old

Turning 9 Years Old

> She is quite determined to discover the real truth and verify that I know what I am talking about. Turning
5 min read
Nov
11
39 - A Resting Leaf

39 - A Resting Leaf

> By finding that balance between work and my personal life, everything feels like it is coming together for me. It
5 min read
Dec
31
Turning 8 Years Old

Turning 8 Years Old

> I have spent the past year learning and practicing mindfulness, and yet it may be my daughter who is the
6 min read

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