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Aug.21.2011
We have a terrific doctor who is a daily contributor to our local news station. I don’t often catch him because I don’t often watch the news. But occasionally I do turn it on so I can see what the weather person has to say about whether I should bring an umbrella or perhaps a sweater when venturing...
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Jun.27.2011
All the Piggies
Eighteen years ago our mutual friend gathered up six women she felt would make for a great women’s only weekend at her beach ‘cabin’ on a British Columbia recreation lake. She sent an invitation to attend the first annual Ladies of the Lake (the original LOL), otherwise known as Womens’ Wellness...
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Jun.02.2011
By Sharon Tillotson I read Brothers Karamazov about thirty years ago and when I received a Kindle as an early Christmas present and saw the book was available to be read on my delightful new device, I knew I had to re-read it, if for nothing other than the experience. I made copious notes,...
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May.05.2011
Hockey is Canada’s national game and everyone is a fan when the Stanley Cup finals come around. This year my hometown team, Vancouver Canucks, were at the very top of the heap. Our expectations are high. The Cup trophy is desired as equally as the Olympic Gold Medal. Since Alberto Luongo was...
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Apr.22.2011
I’m not really a music aficionado and in that regard have always deemed myself out of sync with the rest of my generation. It’s not that I don’t enjoy music; I actually love it. I sang along with my older brothers - and fell in love at a tender age - as they played Elvis LP’s; bopped to the Beatles...
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Apr.15.2011
I borrowed this great quote from Red Room: "LIVE SO THAT WHEN YOUR CHILDREN THINK OF FAIRNESS AND INTEGRITY, THEY THINK OF YOU."                                      H. Jackson Browne, Jr. My Mom did that. I recall years ago being asked for the first time to name my hero. With no...
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Mar.26.2011
As one ages one has opportunities for extraordinary experiences, and I’ve had a few. It has always been a sense of wonder to me how often these experiences come as a result of some heartbreak, and the extraordinary adventure of the past few weeks was no exception. My brother Irv lost his wife...
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Feb.11.2011
I love McDonald’s. Yep me, the one who is generally known to eat healthy. I only eat there 3 or 4 times a year, and usually it’s because I am on my way somewhere. I get pickup and eat in the car or on a park bench. But the other day I wanted to try the new egg biscuit breakfast, I was feeling lazy...
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Feb.03.2011
Rough estimates suggest there are around 78 million American Baby Boomers between the ages of 46 and 65 alive today. That’s a lot of folks. A lot of history. I’m part of a group of authors of the Baby Boomer demographic. We got to talking about how difficult it is to reach individuals like...
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Jan.07.2011
Although we are published only on Kindle at present, it is a sad note... THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO - Key Porter Books says it has temporarily suspended publishing operations. Key Porter Books says it has temporarily suspended publishing operations at 14:26 on January 07, 2011, EST.By Victoria...
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Dec.30.2010
Last week I blogged about our unconventional choice to do a fondue for a small group of friends this year for Christmas dinner. The meal was a success and I thought I would post some pics here but my tech-challenged brain could not figure out how to do that, though I'm certain I've seen something...
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Dec.23.2010
I come from a family of seven children who always followed traditional Christmas customs. My mom got up at the crack of dawn to put in a huge turkey to roast, then got to work baking several pies – not for her pies that were baked the day before. She was strong and a wonderful cook and loved to...
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Dec.08.2010
Gathering up and surrounding myself with good people. In the past few years I have lost some of those folks, all far younger than the national norm. Recently my sister-in-law passed away and when I spoke at her celebration of life, it was with few words. The opening phrase was: Heather was good...
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Dec.02.2010
I just love fate. Or kismet or synchronicity. My kids bought me a Kindle for Christmas. Yep, got it early. Not that they didn’t try. My daughter ordered it online from Amazon, pretty much the only place you can get one in Canada. She arranged to have it sent to a friend’s address. Sounds like a...
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Nov.25.2010
When I wrote about our Canadian Thanksgiving earlier, I was focussed on taking the time to reflect upon all we have for which to be grateful. And of course that is a valuable thing to do ~ every day. Today is Thanksgiving for my neighbours to the south and as I ruminated upon it, my mind came at...
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