donalee's articles

Later in life, yoga
suddenly became my thing

There were several occasions in the last three decades when I took a yoga class. Nothing stuck for more than 60 minutes. Now I’m on the mat four or five times a week. Not sure what happened between decades three and four, but here I am today in my 60s actively seeking out a yoga flow class, searching YouTube for restorative practice and talking retreats with new-found friends.

published in: the Globe and Mail

I have found my happy
place, and it’s in the bathtub

I understand the appeal of showers. There is a functionality and practicality to stepping in, under and out. How efficient. How equally unimaginative and boring. In the shower, there is nothing to savour except getting the hell out from beneath 50 pounds per square inch of pulsating water. The fact that showers are measured in psi (as opposed to bubbles) speaks volumes.

published in: the Globe and Mail

Candor and kindness
defined Myrtle Moulton

Myrtle Moulton was born Exilda Myrtle Moulton, but she loathed her first name. To nudge Myrtle into embracing her unusual moniker, her mother told her she was named after an elegant waitress in New York. Even as a child, Myrtle wasn’t buying that story. As an adult, she was more open about her disdain. “Exilda,” she contended, “was no waitress.”

published in: the Globe and Mail

Dark Days

Every year when winter bleaches the landscape and ushers in plummeting temperatures for months on end, many Canadians dread the prospect of shovelling snow from driveways and taking their reluctant dogs out for walks. But for more than one million Canadians, the monochrome of winter brings the onset of deep, dark moods.

published in: OHS Canada

The Slippery Slopes of
Attack and Defence

Since 1995 when Hackers and The Net hit the big screen to popular and critical acclaim, Hollywood has been hammering home the dangers of hacking to box-office success. Truth it appears is not stranger than fiction. The reality is that cyber threats, breaches and intrusions are all too real.

published in: Forensic Accounting & Fraud Magazine