Judi walking on beach

Introducing Judi B

Judi Bachmann, learned how to investigate issues and ask tough questions as a management consultant. Now she uses her curiosity and insightfulness as a writer. Judi is part-gypsy, moving from Canada to Australia and back; then living full-time in a

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Judi walking on beach

Introducing Judi B

Judi Bachmann, learned how to investigate issues and ask tough questions as a management consultant. Now she uses her curiosity and insightfulness as a writer. Judi is part-gypsy, moving from Canada to Australia and back; then living full-time in a

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Ice Cream, Hats and Forgiving Dave

Ice cream is one of my favourite foods. So I rarely miss an opportunity to indulge, especially in summer. Hats are one of my favourite wearables. Proof is in the almost a dozen fedoras hanging on my wall. So what

Ice Cream, Hats and Forgiving Dave

Ice cream is one of my favourite foods. So I rarely miss an opportunity to indulge, especially in summer. Hats are one of my favourite wearables. Proof is in the almost a dozen fedoras hanging on my wall. So what

Mother, who are you?

It’s a day to remember and celebrate our Mothers. But do we really know who they are? I have a case of hives. I hope they were not caused by any of the most common triggers – nuts, chocolate and

Mother, who are you?

It’s a day to remember and celebrate our Mothers. But do we really know who they are? I have a case of hives. I hope they were not caused by any of the most common triggers – nuts, chocolate and

A Courageous Performance

Most of us do not even have the courage to get on a stage and face an audience. It’s hard to imagine going on stage with only 24 hours notice and giving an authentic rendition of a great star like

A Courageous Performance

Most of us do not even have the courage to get on a stage and face an audience. It’s hard to imagine going on stage with only 24 hours notice and giving an authentic rendition of a great star like

Chagall – Through the eyes of a child

I saw so much more on my second visit to the Chagall exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal. But it wasn’t just because I was seeing his prolific work for the second time; it was because I

Chagall – Through the eyes of a child

I saw so much more on my second visit to the Chagall exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal. But it wasn’t just because I was seeing his prolific work for the second time; it was because I

Getting Comfortable with Diversity

It was a seniors’ art workshop themed on diversity and there he stood in complete nudeness with all his manhood in front of me – except that he was missing two arms and a leg. My first reaction was OMG, I wasn’t ready for this. But then, while he was standing on the pedestal in front of us he struck some humorous modelling poses and he made me laugh. My comfort level changed in a second. He seemed so “happy “ with himself.

Getting Comfortable with Diversity

It was a seniors’ art workshop themed on diversity and there he stood in complete nudeness with all his manhood in front of me – except that he was missing two arms and a leg. My first reaction was OMG, I wasn’t ready for this. But then, while he was standing on the pedestal in front of us he struck some humorous modelling poses and he made me laugh. My comfort level changed in a second. He seemed so “happy “ with himself.

Where has my smile gone?

I am losing my smile! The upturned corners of my mouth don’t know where to go any more. When the facial muscles in my cheeks try to pull upwards, it feels fake and awkward – like a puppeteer pulling the

Where has my smile gone?

I am losing my smile! The upturned corners of my mouth don’t know where to go any more. When the facial muscles in my cheeks try to pull upwards, it feels fake and awkward – like a puppeteer pulling the

Addicted to Love

Why am I addicted to the Bachelor / Bachelorette series? We see the excitement. We feel the emotions, vicariously. We want it to be real – because after all it is ‘reality TV’. But in fact, we know that it isn’t really “reality”. It is simply a drama created for us by experts who know what we want. And yet I am glued to the screen hoping the participants will find true love.

Addicted to Love

Why am I addicted to the Bachelor / Bachelorette series? We see the excitement. We feel the emotions, vicariously. We want it to be real – because after all it is ‘reality TV’. But in fact, we know that it isn’t really “reality”. It is simply a drama created for us by experts who know what we want. And yet I am glued to the screen hoping the participants will find true love.

Truck exiting alley

My Day in Court

This is a story about one of those times, when you know you are “right”, and you just have to do something about it. The parking ticket was unjustified and I decide to fight it in court – and I won!

Truck exiting alley

My Day in Court

This is a story about one of those times, when you know you are “right”, and you just have to do something about it. The parking ticket was unjustified and I decide to fight it in court – and I won!

Winner! Gagnant!

Germaine Lauzon was a winner of a million food stamps in Belles Soeurs – The Musical. So too was Segal Theatre (Montreal) in its presentation of this world premiere adaptation. The extension by a week of its inaugural run is evidence

Winner! Gagnant!

Germaine Lauzon was a winner of a million food stamps in Belles Soeurs – The Musical. So too was Segal Theatre (Montreal) in its presentation of this world premiere adaptation. The extension by a week of its inaugural run is evidence

morning walk in Jarry Park

Best Way to Start a Day

As I approached Jarry Park this morning, the sun sparkled off the dew on the grass like the lights off the diamantes of an opera singer’s chartreuse gown. From a distance The city buildings appeared in the background like a

morning walk in Jarry Park

Best Way to Start a Day

As I approached Jarry Park this morning, the sun sparkled off the dew on the grass like the lights off the diamantes of an opera singer’s chartreuse gown. From a distance The city buildings appeared in the background like a

me and my dad

Feeling the Loss

I woke this morning and there is a hole in my world. When someone leaves your world there is a void. Whether positive or negative, large or small, close or faraway, when that relationship is gone, so is a piece

me and my dad

Feeling the Loss

I woke this morning and there is a hole in my world. When someone leaves your world there is a void. Whether positive or negative, large or small, close or faraway, when that relationship is gone, so is a piece

A new year – a new start

I love the fact that on January 1st, I get the opportunity to “wipe the slate clean”. I use a plastic perpetual project-calendar in my office to manage all of my work and play activities, and meetings with colleagues, friends

A new year – a new start

I love the fact that on January 1st, I get the opportunity to “wipe the slate clean”. I use a plastic perpetual project-calendar in my office to manage all of my work and play activities, and meetings with colleagues, friends