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Dawn

  Everyone travels different. Most seem to travel from one destination to the next destination, without ever noticing what they missed. It’s how I have always travelled, until this little odyssey. Driving through the Atlantic provinces of Canada has been at a slow ‘mosey.’ We’ve stopped to smell so many roses that my allergies are […]

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   The road trip was the solution to an awkward dilemma. When they were first informed that I was ill, my brother and his family from Ottawa, wanted to come out and see me immediately. My initial response was “no way.” I looked like crap and felt worse. I didn’t want to see anyone at […]

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Lid Opener

   As I aged, my body started to change. At 50 I started to notice that my strength had diminished, and my heart beat faster than it had at 30 when I exerted myself. At 50, I started working much smarter, because I couldn’t work any harder. I had to apply thought, over brute strength, […]

Wildlife Watch

   When our family went on big vacations, we went by automobile most of the time. We travelled to Ontario for birthdays and Christmas. We travelled to Alberta to see family, and BC for a wedding. We camped a few times just for a weekend with friends, and once when we were travelling through northern […]

Credit Card Shuffle

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   No matter how old you get, your kids are always your kids. When your child’s life goes off the rail, so does yours. It doesn’t matter who you are, just look at Queen Elisabeth and the whole Andrew thing, if you are a parent your life is forever intertwined with those that you helped […]

The Curve-Ball

When I was young and played baseball, I could never hit a curve-ball. The ball would start on one side of the plate, move across it, then plummet into the ground. The result was always a swing and a miss for a strike. There were rare occasions that one of these curves would hang and […]

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Wobbly

In late May I hurt myself. I haven’t worked since. I haven’t said anything about this because the injury is severe and I wasn’t sure I wanted to mention it. Honey has returned to work in a limited capacity and I am sitting at home. Sitting is not quite correct because I can only sit […]

Harder Coming Home

In Canada, COVID restrictions are starting to loosen. As vaccinations increase and new cases decrease, we find ourselves at a point where we must start to decide on our new normal. Sure, the government is going to dictate some of the parameters, but ultimately Canadian citizens will shape the new normal by the way they […]

Act 3

A month ago, I turned 60 years-old. It wasn’t nearly as monumental as turning 16 was. Birthdays have pretty much been quiet affairs for the last few decades, gone are the parties and the large social gatherings of celebration. Oh wait… that’s the pandemic lockdown rules… my bad. As I have aged, the significance of […]

1st-World Nonsense

Sometimes, you need to take a step back so that you can see the broader picture. Gain a new perspective and not be so narrow in your thinking. Pause, take a deep breath and see things for what they are. A case in point would be the notice Honey found taped to our back door […]