Friday the 13th

Friday the thirteenth.  I don’t know about anyone else but I don’t care. Lousy days can appear on any day of the week or month. Tuesday the sixth, Saturday the…

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Ancestry

Ancestry is about heritage and lineage. These words may seem the same but they mean two different things.   Heritage is something that is handed down from the past like…

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Converting a Country

Early on in my school years Canada changed its weights and measures system from Imperial to Metric. Overnight quarts became litres, yards became meters and pounds became kilos. There was…

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Milk

“The planning, implementation and coordination of the details of a business or other operation.” (Dictionary.com). “The detailed coordination of a complex operation involving many people, facilities, or supplies,” (New Oxford…

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Am-Bushed

I can’t stop the grass from growing. It’s been rainy and cool for more than a week and my grass just loves it. The slow release fertilizer I applied for…

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Dependable People

This last Saturday, the day before Father’s Day, my mother-in-law was scheduled to move from one apartment with multiple floors to another apartment that was just on a single floor….

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Fatal Errors

I’m of a child of the ‘pen and paper’ era. I did my schooling without the assistance of computers and calculators and if I needed information I went to the…

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The Fair-Weather Motorist

Spring is trying its best to make an appearance. Two days ago the temperature reached 16C and the sun was shining. Yesterday it rained, then it rained ice pellets, then…

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Crumbling Around Us

‘Infrastructure’ is a word that I hear used frequently at this time of year, and it is usually preceded by the word ‘decaying’. Infrastructure is the basic underlying framework that…

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