My favourite book of all time is Mitch Albom's Tuesdays With Morrie, in which a dying man is imparting the wisdom of his years to a former student/friend. It is poignant and intelligent in every sense. "The truth is, once you learn how to die, you learn how to live." I wondered what I might … Continue reading My Truth
In the news today, a group of people in Norwich, Ontario had the power to ban the flying of a Pride flag from municipal properties or lamp posts. I do not understand those who would deny the rights of the LGBTQ community. I do not agree that they should even have the right to vote … Continue reading Pride
Forget About It!
One of the common issues when getting older is becoming forgetful; it’s frustrating and worrisome. Many of us have known and loved someone who has suffered from dementia or Alzheimers, so in the back of our minds, we think this could be happening to us. And it could, so we should be aware of signs … Continue reading Forget About It!
The Gift of Family and Friends
I don’t see you often but I want you to know I think of you When I don my Blue Jays shirt Or my homemade red woolen mitts When I turn on the bluebird nightlight Or the Himalayan salt lamp When I see the sparkle off the mobile in my window Or pour a red … Continue reading The Gift of Family and Friends
We often choose to go out to Vancouver Island for our dog/catsitting holidays...especially in the winter. For one thing, it's cheaper and easier to travel within Canada and there's a direct flight from Edmonton. The weather is a factor too. The temps are above zero, and though there is rain, we have found it to … Continue reading Victoria Vacation
Travels with Dave
We had dreams in our heads and ants in our pants Inspired by lyrics of Garth Brooks’ ‘The Dance’ We packed up the Westie, we cranked up the tunes We traversed the prairie, we camped in the dunes We hiked in the mountains, the Rockies were ours We basked in the campfire and a sky … Continue reading Travels with Dave
My Gem Friend
I am writing this for my friend’s birthday, which is coming up soon. But the word ‘friend’ hardly describes her adequately. This person has been in my life since day one, and she means so much to me. Linda is my friend. She and her parents, Bert and Ann, and her siblings Muriel and Fred … Continue reading My Gem Friend
From Here to Depravity
Once upon a time, I was a braless sixties child, a champion of the sexual revolution; now, I do not recognize this prudish old lady in the mirror who is questioning what this world is coming to. Everywhere I turn, I am bombarded with boobs, assaulted with ass cheeks, peppered with profanity. On TV, listening … Continue reading From Here to Depravity
To save your skin Or impress your kin To bolster the state You are living in You must always question why It’s necessary to tell a lie. From a very young age, we are taught to tell the truth.“Liar, liar, pants on fire” we hear on the playground. We are told the story of PInocchio, … Continue reading Liar!
My Happy New Year
Happiness doesn’t just happen. It is a very personal concept, and achieving that content state is different for each individual. Because I am mostly an extrovert, being around people is vital for me. I need stimulation, education, and communication. I need validation and security. I need good health, hope, and unconditional love. These are aspects … Continue reading My Happy New Year
“I got the music in me” I do love music of all sorts, and though I have little talent in that area, it has long been a source of great pleasure. Early memories are of my grandpa singing as he worked in the garden. Because of him I learned the words to so many songs-gospel … Continue reading Music Memories