About Suzette

I'm a software technical writer, living in Keswick, Ontario, Canada.

Reflections

Reflections

The following is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to any person or place is unintentional. “You seem much calmer lately; much more relaxed. What’s changed?” she asked. I was a bit flippant in my response. “I’ve stopped worrying about Continue reading Reflections

Overthinking Things

Overthinking Things

Many people overthink because they are scared of the future, and what could potentially go wrong. “Because we feel vulnerable about the future, we keep trying to solve problems in our head,” Continue reading Overthinking Things

Fear of Flying

Fear of Flying

I was driving down the road the other day and I saw a tiny house fly hanging onto the outside of my driver side window. His little wings were flapping furiously as he struggled to cling onto the window. I Continue reading Fear of Flying

Gaming the System

Call it using a loophole, or exploiting a vulnerability – it’s all just another way to “game the system”. Continue reading Gaming the System

The Best Present I Ever Got

The Best Present I Ever Got

I grew up in a foster home, and like many other foster children, we didn’t receive many presents. Every year, we were reminded of the many children who didn’t receive any presents at all. My foster parents were forever telling Continue reading The Best Present I Ever Got

Solidarité

Solidarité

I’ve been watching/reading with so much pride, the peaceful Franco-Ontarians demonstrations across the country! So many people don’t consider me French-Canadian, but look at my name for Heaven’s sake! Only a French person would give a child this name. The Continue reading Solidarité

Reinvention

Reinvention

Do you ever get to a point in life where you look around and decide to reinvent yourself? When I was in my twenties, I reinvented myself a few times. I was on a journey of self-definition. As years go Continue reading Reinvention

Two Lost Landmarks

Two Lost Landmarks

Toronto has changed so much over the years, as have I. I share this memoir of my days in Toronto and two lost landmarks. Continue reading Two Lost Landmarks

360 Degrees

360 Degrees

In the beginning, department stores had their own currencies and provided banking services to the community.  Store employees lived in houses owned by the company and paid rent to them. They were paid in store credits, so they could purchase the Continue reading 360 Degrees

Flying Gazebos and Other Perils of Life

Flying Gazebos and Other Perils of Life

My favourite season of the year is spring, when we begin to thaw out  after the long cold winter and things start blooming. It reminds me of a promise – the promise of a warm and sunny glorious summer! Until Continue reading Flying Gazebos and Other Perils of Life