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My Thanksgiving Gift To You
Saturday, October 10, 2020      12 comments

We celebrate Thanksgiving this weekend in Canada, so much for all of us to be thankful for this year. One of our many wonderful singers is Lenny Gallant from Prince Edward Island and he has just released an album about Travels. This particular... Read more
Ugh, Why Do People Do That?
Wednesday, October 07, 2020      18 comments

I am an asthmatic, normally well controlled but of course one can't always control triggers that might end in a coughing fit. And so it begins.... I went grocery shopping this morning, fully masked pushing my sanitized cart and keeping my dis... Read more
Healing Through Silence
Saturday, September 26, 2020      10 comments

We live in a world of noise, some of it pleasant like birdsong and water lapping along a shoreline or some beautiful music but especially now we are bombarded by loud overpowering messages or constant reminders to follow COVID protocols. The in... Read more
Your Brain Is A Pig
Monday, September 21, 2020      12 comments

Another interesting article from CBC, this time it's about the historical and evolutionary reasons for what we eat. https://www.cbc.ca/life/
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There are Good People in This World
Saturday, September 19, 2020      12 comments

A week ago the world marked the anniversary of 9/11, yesterday the world lost another champion, Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Today I share this story and as a Canadian I wish to say thank you to the wonderful people on that plane who started an amazing... Read more
Prep Time
Friday, September 18, 2020      6 comments

It's just over a year ago that Nova Scotia was slammed by Hurricane Dorian. I was living in a rural area and was without power for 9 days due to the massive number of trees blown not power lines. Now we are under another hurricane watch, Teddy... Read more
Interesting Observations
Tuesday, September 15, 2020      8 comments

I am an avid listener of radio, specifically CBC radio and often a real gem is presented. Fortunately this one has been condensed into this printed version; it offers insight into the world of obesity, its causes, ramifications and thoughts on... Read more
Good News
Friday, September 11, 2020      6 comments

I shared these two music videos with one of my Spark teams but now I throw them out to all Sparkers on this 11th day of September, a day that has many different significances for people around the world. Sit back, reflect, remember and keep mov... Read more
Monday, September 07, 2020      8 comments

I don't know if this expression is unique to the Canadian maritimes or not but it is often heard as encouragement for folks in hard times or at sporting events. We could also say "get it done" or "do your best" or "look on the bright side". Wh... Read more
Sunday, September 06, 2020      7 comments

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Finding Strength
Monday, August 24, 2020      9 comments

This is in a way a followup to the blog Comfortable In Our Own Skin but also a testament to strength. https://www.bbc.com/news
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Comfortable In Our Own Skin
Friday, August 21, 2020      10 comments

We cannot escape the fact that many of us have nagging thoughts, usually negative, about our physical appearance. It is hugely a female issue, societal demands upon women to appear pleasing at all times. It has spawned industries that promote ... Read more
And Then There Were Three
Sunday, August 16, 2020      11 comments

We have had two streaks of no active and new COVID cases here in Nova Scotia; the first lasted over 20 days and until last Thursday we had an 11 day streak going. Then overnight one new case and the following day two more, all connected and all... Read more
Do You Have a Mantra?
Sunday, August 09, 2020      9 comments

I am a big fan of the blogs written here by Spark staffer Stepfanie Romine and one of her offerings this past week included a great mantra that I am adopting as I go forward: "Do your best today, Do better tomorrow. I did my best to... Read more
Couldn't Say it Better Than This
Saturday, August 08, 2020      7 comments

For some time I have subscribed to Being Minimalist. Once a week various articles from bloggers around the world are featured and there is always a YouTube video by the founder Joshua Becker. His offering today speaks volumes about the state o... Read more

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