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Archive for April 2015

Better Late Than Never

It has been a really busy week and it’s only Wednesday. We’re finally going to buy a home of our own and there is a LOT to consider. But the process isn’t as bad as I thought it might be. Our one regret is that we are purchasing much later in our lives than most people, but I suppose it’s better late than never. If you’d told me 15 or even 10 years ago […]

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Apology Fail

In some ways I live a mildly sheltered life. I work and live in a community where people are decent and kind to each other. Respect is given and received. So I’m shocked when I see and hear something that’s this ugly and cruel. Britt McHenry is a “reporter” for ESPN. She had her car towed. In the big wide world, this is a minor inconvenience. But upon retrieving her […]

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Grandma and Me

This is one of the few pictures I have from my childhood. And it’s my favourite. Early in the morning I would pad quietly to Grandma’s bed and then wait patiently for her to finish saying the rosary. She would scoop me up, putting me on her knee, and ask,”How are you today, John?” I remember her floral print dresses and big black purse. I’ve been told I was her favourite, but she died […]

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It’s Too Damn Hot

This encore presentation is brought to you by Colette at WriterInSoul which is a blog everyone should check out and is a favourite of mine. Just don’t ask to take a look at her stuffed bear! So it seems my complaining about the cold has been heard, and then some, by the gods, and now they have seen fit to teach me a lesson. The temperature here in frozen Edmonton has […]

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Poetry Challenge

Angie Mc at Family Love Does Matter challenged me to write a poem. It has to be ten lines, has to have the word love in each line, and no line can be more than four words. And include a quote about love (this can be your own). Mama Mia! Poetry is not my forte. In fact, poetry is by far the most difficult and challenging medium to get right. The fewer the […]

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Starting a Cult: Update

As many of you know, ever since I had attained 150 followers (no, that is not a typo), a staggering number by any measure, I thought it only fitting that I should start a cult. This has been a lifelong dream of mine, the seed of which was planted at the age of eight when I convinced a classmate that if she closed her eyes and opened her mouth, she […]

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