Family Day

Here in British Columbia, we’re celebrating the first incarnation of the province’s newest statutory holiday, Family Day. Of course, Team Grumpy Pie is “celebrating” it by working, because we’ve got shit to do, y’all. We did get to have an … Continued

Cleaning out the Closets

One of the major problems with moving is how much stuff there actually is to take care of. I tend to be a person who does best with visual information, so it’s very easy for me to misjudge the amount … Continued

Holding on to hobbies

I have a hard time letting physical things go. This isn’t new, I’ve always been this way. It is, however, something that I have to address as we get ready to move again, and it’s hard. During Saturday’s workshop, we … Continued

Shaping Home

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This weekend, events aligned for me in a very fortuitous way, and I had the chance to attend a workshop at Vancouver’s Shambhala Center entitled “Shaping Home.” I meant to write about it Saturday afternoon, after it was over, and … Continued

Scariest Thing

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About this time last year I was sitting on a secret. An incredible, life altering secret. I was going to be someone’s father within the next year. We knew that Rockford was coming, we had seen his heart, we were … Continued

What happens next

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As I mentioned earlier, we have been on the precipice of some changes. And now we’re at the point where the cards have fallen, and our path is clear. (How’s that for ominous language? geez.) One year ago, Carlos and … Continued

Eating sweet potatoes

Remember when we used to write about food all the time? I have to admit that my pregnancy kind of took away some of my love of talking about food. Maybe it was the unsolicited opinions for strangers, but I … Continued

Carnitas!

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As a somewhat-snobby foodie person with my roots in the American Southwest, I can be a little (read: ridiculously) picky about my Mexican food. It is my comfort food in many ways, and I like it exactly the way that … Continued

Sharing Joy

Today, let’s talk about a concept that is familiar to almost everyone, but which didn’t have a name until we started talking about open relationships. You know that feeling you have when something good happens to someone you like, and … Continued

Starting Inertia

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You know that feeling, when you need to start something, but you just can’t seem to get rolling? And you know that once you do, it’ll be easy to keep going, if only you could just start? I’m having a … Continued