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DO YOU PULL OVER OR KEEP DRIVING? pic.twitter.com/SWtUnktTp1 — Brittlestar (@brittlestar) November 9, 2020 Rest Better With Light Exercises, nytimes.com A Sick Swan Is Saved After a 23-Mile Odyssey by Foot, Car and Subway, nytimes.com Why reusable cloth could consign Christmas gift wrap to the bin, theguardian.com The Boundless Banality of Beige: A Rant, commonedge.org […]

An odd location for a last stand. https://t.co/LYVR2BFrm8 — Slate (@Slate) November 8, 2020 Mary Trump on the end of Uncle Donald: all he has now is breaking things, theguardian.com Caught in time’s current Margaret Atwood on grief, poetry and the past four years, theguardian.com The Angolan dancers who helped South African anthem Jerusalema go […]

I forget who originally sent me this poem, but I go back to it periodically, and it’s hitting particularly hard this week. pic.twitter.com/yG87J4Qnms — David Roberts (@drvox) October 30, 2020 Are ‘Kidfluencers’ Making Our Kids Fat?, nytimes.com What Cities Would Look Like if Lit Only by the Stars, wired.com Perfect plants to boost your wellbeing, […]

This year, retailers have declared war on an unlikely enemy: glitter. The sparkly bits of plastic are being removed from gift bags, ornaments and other holiday baubles. But is a ban on glitter really going to save the environment? https://t.co/HgTvit4wHP — Bloomberg Opinion (@bopinion) October 24, 2020 Prickly business: the hedgehog highway that knits a […]

What exactly is inside your belly button? pic.twitter.com/7vSw12YxIO — Tech Insider (@techinsider) October 18, 2020 Physiotherapists on the functional exercises everyone should do from home (and they do themselves), theguardian.com YouTubers are upscaling the past to 4K. Historians want them to stop, wired.co.uk Celebrate the House Meal, the Go-To Dish for When There’s No One […]


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My name is Andrea and I live in the Westboro area of Ottawa with my husband Mark and our dog Piper who is kind of a big deal on Instagram. We also have two human daughters: Emma (20) and Sarah (18). During the day I work as a writer at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. I am a longtime Ottawa blogger and I've occupied this little corner of the WWW since 1999. The Fishbowl is my whiteboard, water cooler, and journal, all rolled into one. I'm passionate about healthy living, arts and culture, family travel, great gear, good food, and sharing the best of Ottawa for families. I also love vegetables, photography, gadgets, and great design.

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