So I haven't been blogging very much as of late. It's not for lack of inspiration...on the contrary it is precisely because there have been so many wonderful happenings that I haven't really had the time to blog.
As a quick summary of my trip to Punta Cana - beach, ocean, pool, daiquiris, food, dancing, more food, and SWIMMING WITH SHARKS and RAYS. Yes, they were nurse sharks which really only eat little fish and normally don't bother humans too much, but they were still scary! Here is a pic so you know what I am talking about.
I went to a taping of The Hour at the CBC in Toronto. It was a great time with friends and interesting to meet George Stroumboulopoulos. During the down time between interviews he chatted with the audience. One comment that he made has really stayed with me. He was talking about interviewing different people and said that it was his observation that men between 30-45 are the easiest to interview. They know what they think, what they want to say and you can challenge them on it. He said that surprisingly younger women at the beginning of their careers are great interviews, but it seems that after 25 they tend to just give sound bites and not really 'say' anything. Of course there are exceptions. It makes me wonder what happens to once articulate women who mature then lose their voices. Then I got to thinking about me. I used to have lots of opinions, clearly defined and articulated positions on any number of topics. My brain was constantly analyzing and active. Now - daily grind, lack of inspiration and just plain laziness combined with other priorities means that intellectual debate and new ideas just aren't happening. Maybe a new course is in order.