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The Power of a Good Book
Monday, July 06, 2020      11 comments

On June 1 I became "homeless", leaving my sold property and moving into an Airbnb for three weeks as I waited for the completion of my new home. I lost internet connection on May 29 and until yesterday was offline apart from occasional check-in... Read more
What Will "Normal" Be?
Monday, June 08, 2020      16 comments

I came across this essay from No Sidebar this morning; it discusses our lives as we emerge and go forward from the worst of this viral crisis; says it much better than I ever could. Like the author however, I too detest the term "new normal". ... Read more
Saturday, June 06, 2020      8 comments

Some things are bound to happen but fortunately there is often a way to get through the moment. Thursday I had a note from my lawyer conveying a letter from the law firm representing the condo corporation that I am buying my new home from; due ... Read more
It's A Wrap!
Saturday, May 30, 2020      13 comments

An hour ago I closed the door on my home for the last time (kissed it on the way out for good luck); no regrets, no tears, memories of fun and sad times to cherish. It was pouring rain as I drove away, seemed appropriate for the occasion. Afte... Read more
6 feet, 2 metres
Tuesday, May 26, 2020      7 comments

Just in case you might still have trouble figuring out just what social distancing entails check this out, the "Hooopinator" , designed and demonstrated by a Halifax, Nova Scotia doctor. Serious yet good fun at the same time! https:... Read more
Springtime Lunch
Friday, May 22, 2020      10 comments

It appears that humans are not the only animals foraging for springtime tasty treats; this black bear defies gravity to get to the very tenderest tree buds.
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Thursday, May 21, 2020      5 comments

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Bonus Weekend Music
Friday, May 15, 2020      9 comments

Jimi Hendrix, definitely part of my time as a youth. "And the wind began to howl...."
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Pandemic Pie Project
Friday, May 15, 2020      10 comments

Although there are a great many bad and sad stories surrounding all of us right now there are also lots of good things happening that bring laughter, joy and gratitude. This man in Toronto, Ontario, Canada is just one of many who are raising th... Read more
Today's Exercise :)
Tuesday, May 12, 2020      5 comments
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Playing for Change- The Power of Street Music
Monday, May 11, 2020      9 comments

Playing for Change is a worldwide "organization" that brings together street musicians, creating videos to highlight their works and giving a helping hand. This song is apt for these times.
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Street Art
Saturday, May 09, 2020      12 comments

It's been a long few weeks here and at times difficult to find sunshine in our days, both physically (nonstop rain/snow) and emotionally as we continue to reel from last month's shooting of 22 folks, the crash of a naval helicopter off Greece wi... Read more
Music, An Essential Ingredient
Friday, May 01, 2020      5 comments

I tend not to listen to music a great deal, preferring silence and the sounds of the natural world about me. COVID has changed that somewhat and I now take time each day to listen to snippets of songs and melodies. For the weekend ahead here... Read more
"How Can I Keep From Singing"
Wednesday, April 29, 2020      14 comments

A wonderful way to greet a new day; may all of you be safe and be well.
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Handling Isolation
Tuesday, April 28, 2020      11 comments

Numbers were released here yesterday about a recent national survey on the affects of isolation on mental health; 40% of Canadians polled said that they were mildly affected and about 10% were experiencing real distress. I found this article th... Read more

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