Allegra Rivett Sloman's blog

I acknowledge that I and all my relations in the lower mainland live on unceded Indigenous land belonging to the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish),Stó:lō  and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
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Sunday, February 8th, 2015

God bless our networked home and it’s almost but not quite the color strands for the original ethernet cable.  


Thursday, January 29th, 2015

I have been fed a pleasant breakfast at White Spot by Jeff; I have finally finally read The Fall of the House of Usher, and much pleased with it was I (Jeff triggered me reading it by declaring yesterday that just smelling coffee brewing made him uncomfortable, so I got up and read the story […]

October 4 2004 – 2009 – I feel like I’ve made no progress as a human

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

youth report 2004-10-04— Posted by: allegra I am pleased to report, that for this Sunday at least, the size of the youth group went up 50%, from two to three. Katie is talking to Kai on the phone. Matt hasn’t phoned in 5 days and they are discussing how they will abuse him. Fortunately she […]

a quick wander ’round the web

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

My morning starts with the following sites: From which we get a timelapse video of an airport. From which I learn very little, but once in a while there’s something I follow up on. I find some of the best stuff I repost there A brain expansion device.  Almost all the […]


Thursday, June 19th, 2014

I almost heard a heavenly chorus. As Keith stepped out on the deck, preparatory to assisting me in lawn related carnage, the sun came out.

2012 in review

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Love each other while you can. If you can’t manage that, move back far enough so that you aren’t hurting yourself or other people. The road to failure is lack of effort on a day to day basis, so figure out how much effort is required to keep some momentum, and then you’ll have success […]

retail therapy

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

I was having a crappy day. Then I thought, you know….. and I called and left a message for Ian and Lucile and my former mother in law; I spoke to Lois and Terry and Jan and my mostest favorite writing partner Dave, and I left a message for my oldest friend (46 years and […]

They can teach dogs to drive better than that

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

And they do….

Worth stealing wholesale from

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

A letter from Sydney Smith to Lady Georgiana Morpeth (right), Feb. 16, 1820: Dear Lady Georgiana, — Nobody has suffered more from low spirits than I have done — so I feel for you. 1st. Live as well as you dare. 2nd. Go into the shower-bath with a small quantity of water at a temperature […]

The Happily Married Song

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

Happily Married

Good news ever-e-body

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

The thousand sided dice will be on line sometime today or tomorrow. As my brother and I did the data review we removed some prefixes and suffixes and added some.  In the quarter century since the project was inaugurated, the biggest reason words got removed was for reasons of pc.  For example, one of the […]

The little list

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

I made a list of things that make me happy about 5 years ago (probably before I blew out my back), and it’s really interesting to see how things changed. Foreign films.  Still true. Wreck Beach.  Still true; but I don’t go as much. Roller skating.  I haven’t done that in ages, and given that […]

a little bit of ever’ting

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

It was a solstice party (1 pagan in attendance, check), a housefilk (whenever two or more of you are gathered together in the name of the typo, amen), a hootenanny (small children running around and massacring harmonicas and tambourines while Tapioca is cooked), a religious/cultural interpersonal therapy session as we sang the hums of our […]

P E N G U I N C A M ! ! !

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

quhat a day

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Quhat being Scots dialect for What. The night before I didn’t contact the volunteers.  I was SO anxious and phobic that I literally could not pick up the phone.  (Most of the time I’m not affected by anxiety to that extent but making phone calls is really hard for me, and I’m trying to work […]

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