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Working remotely: why you need a virtual private network (VPN)

The find-an-apartment and move date will be in July. By then I will have finished up most other commitments and will have much more time and freedom. In the meantime, I am scheming and preparing, including gathering things together we’ll need. It’s fun buying towels and things for a new … [read]

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The importance and impact of sound

Over the years I have come to understand that noises around me strongly impact my moods and temperament, seemingly moreso as I age. That is why I have begun wearing headphones when I’m working – to block out my husband’s constant news feeds on his computer and on the TV. … [read]

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Thoughts on motherhood

Does anyone ever stop worrying about their kids, or am I an anomaly? Seriously. I worry about them all, even though they range in age from 26 to 38. And I have now acquired grandchildren and a son-in-law to worry about, too! Oh, I know. I should leave them to … [read]

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Spies and intrigue

Dusting my bookshelves this morning I came across a book I have been packing around with me since I was 8 years old. Untold decades, in other words. It was given to me by my grandmother, but that’s not the reason I’ve been keeping it. Grandma gave me a lot … [read]

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Knocking down preconceived notions

I’m training myself to ask questions that buck the norm. To see the world from a different perspective. To challenge my current ways of viewing things. For instance, What if there really is no God and we are actually part of someone’s dream? A bad dream, at that. What if … [read]

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For me, God is in the birds and trees

The hills were silent again except for one birdsong, and it cheered me slightly. See? If there were no other proof of the existence of a bigger reality than birds, they would do it for me. ~ Anne Lamott, Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith Before I start my new reading … [read]

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Blame it on La Niña

When I was growing up in northern British Columbia, meteorology was actually one of the “Nature Girl” type interests I held. I paid attention to weather patterns and cloud formations and tried to learn how to predict what the weather was going to do. I wasn’t terribly good at it, … [read]

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Airport body scanner controversy

I haven’t really been paying attention to this whole body scanner thing. You know, the one that takes transparent, real-life looking images of your personal body parts, allegedly to spot any contraband you may be carrying. After all, I haven’t flown much lately. But I just found this article and … [read]

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Humble wisdom

David Trumble lived to be well over 100 years old and was at one time one of Canada’s oldest living pioneers. His story is told in a sweet little book called When I Was a Boy, edited by Glen Ellis and published in 1976 by J.M. Dent & Sons (Canada) … [read]

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Let the children run free

When I was a girl I was often up and out the door after a quick breakfast. I played and explored outside all day and only came home to eat and use the washroom. I was called in at dinnertime and then was out again until the street lights came … [read]

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