Monthly Archives: June 2011

My guilty little secret

OK–time to let loose on a guilty little secret. When I first moved full-time to Collingwood in 2002 (after 44 years of cottaging in Meaford & Thornbury) I looked out at the Collingwood Terminals (aka the grain elevator) building at the foot of Maple … Continue reading

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April 27 is Aron Firman's birthday

Or at least it was. Today would have been Aron’s 28th birthday. For all of you who have lost a loved one or who have friends or loved ones dealing with mental health issues, please take a moment today to … Continue reading

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We all have ships…

Some may have sailed, some may still be coming in, but as some wise person once said,  “If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it.” (Photo: Geo. Walmsley, January 15, 1958) scope of pharmacy in canada / http://viagrawithoutprescriptionbest.com/ … Continue reading

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Bullies Win

No matter what is said about bullies, and how they will get their come-uppance some day, how Karma will wreak havoc in their lives eventually, how they are really just pushovers when it comes down to it–sorry, but it ain’t true. … Continue reading

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Post-visit reflections

Hard to believe it’s been nearly two weeks since my sneak preview experience at the retirement home. I am so impressed with my new-found ability to actually take pictures with my phone that I have to share some of the photos I … Continue reading

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The Gift: It's all about the layers…like an onion!

Now that The Gift: Sharing Your Life Lessons with the People You Love Most is out in the world, I’ve been thinking of the best way to help people take full advantage of everything the book offers. With this in mind, … Continue reading

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The tide of why?

Viktor  Frankl has a lot to answer for–perhaps the least of which is the fact that I can’t sleep tonight. When I was 15 I read Man’s Search For Meaning, Frankl’s brilliant call to self-direction and personal responsibility. At that tender age of … Continue reading

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Find your tribe – a lesson for the extroverted introvert

I call myself an extroverted introvert. I would really rather be alone, doing what I like doing (writing, reading, gardening) than be with people no matter who they are or how much I like them. There’s different layers of being … Continue reading

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Food for Thought

At the urging (dare I say whin-jing) of my East End friend I shall attempt to rectify the deficiency of sandwich-related content on this blog. Forgive me, comrade, I still have my learner’s permit on this thing and can only … Continue reading

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Memorable Sunsets

The summer of 2010 was probably my best year for sunsets. Here are a few shots of just one of the spectacular sunsets that comforts me in the cold dark days of our Canadian winter. The digital shots here are a shadow of the … Continue reading

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