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How Fit Is Fit?

Over the past 6 months, I’ve taken it up a notch, from being fit to very fit. I am a lot more active and I feel a tremendous sense of well-being. Sure, I have gaps, for example, less strength and

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How Fit Is Fit?

Over the past 6 months, I’ve taken it up a notch, from being fit to very fit. I am a lot more active and I feel a tremendous sense of well-being. Sure, I have gaps, for example, less strength and

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YNAB 2016 Budget App Review

YNAB (You Need a Budget) is the best budgeting system I’ve ever used. But – I won’t be subscribing. This is clearly not a sponsored post. I am a personal finance and budget geek. I’ve kept track of my spending

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YNAB 2016 Budget App Review

YNAB (You Need a Budget) is the best budgeting system I’ve ever used. But – I won’t be subscribing. This is clearly not a sponsored post. I am a personal finance and budget geek. I’ve kept track of my spending

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January: It’s a Wrap!

I had a January vacation, which I’ve never done before. My adult child, Link, was here for a 10-day visit and we stayed home together. I may have even enjoyed it more than Link’s usual Christmas trips home because we

Bowie_Ashes

January: It’s a Wrap!

I had a January vacation, which I’ve never done before. My adult child, Link, was here for a 10-day visit and we stayed home together. I may have even enjoyed it more than Link’s usual Christmas trips home because we

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Link’s Story (Trans Parent series continued)

I haven’t written lately about my young person, whom I refer to as Link. I have written a few posts about Link’s evolution as a genderqueer and transgender person, and have noted that Link is struggling. Since Link left home

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Link’s Story (Trans Parent series continued)

I haven’t written lately about my young person, whom I refer to as Link. I have written a few posts about Link’s evolution as a genderqueer and transgender person, and have noted that Link is struggling. Since Link left home

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Tim’s Cups, Candy Wrappers and Poo Bags

On my first visit to London, I quickly spotted a cultural difference between North America and the UK. There is much less of an eat-on-the-run mentality. Where I travelled, there were no drive-throughs for coffee or fast food. Even in

Photo: Toronto City Life 2009/07/14

Tim’s Cups, Candy Wrappers and Poo Bags

On my first visit to London, I quickly spotted a cultural difference between North America and the UK. There is much less of an eat-on-the-run mentality. Where I travelled, there were no drive-throughs for coffee or fast food. Even in

Spending 2015

This Year in Money

Hi! The categories for my financial review were inspired by Asian Pear in this blog post (I will link to the 2015 version when it arrives: soon, I think!) Budget Method and Tools Around November each year, I think about

Spending 2015

This Year in Money

Hi! The categories for my financial review were inspired by Asian Pear in this blog post (I will link to the 2015 version when it arrives: soon, I think!) Budget Method and Tools Around November each year, I think about

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In December

December was surprisingly calm chez Exacting! I always attempt to do “just enough” for Dec 24-Jan 1 so that it feels festive but not frantic. This was the first year (in 4) that Link didn’t come home for Christmas. But Link was

Xmas 930 AM

In December

December was surprisingly calm chez Exacting! I always attempt to do “just enough” for Dec 24-Jan 1 so that it feels festive but not frantic. This was the first year (in 4) that Link didn’t come home for Christmas. But Link was