This is a diary about life; not life in general, but my life in particular.  I am creating it as a way of organizing my thoughts and creating a first draft of a book I intend to write one day.  The purpose of my book will be to describe in first person the legal system today in Ontario as regards children in cases of separation and divorce.  I do this partly to educate, partly with a desire for change (though without any expectation or hope of this), but mostly as a form of personal therapy.  Not everything in the diary will be 100% true; I am forced to do this so as to present the core truth without revealing details that could in any way harm specific people; for example, I will refer to my children as J, R, D, M, S, and B, and leave it up to you to guess whether or not anyone in this day and age has six children.