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Loneliness . . .
Monday, June 05, 2017      20 comments

says Michael Harris in this morning's Globe and Mail . . . is "failed solitude". And solitude is essential Why? 1. Solitude is our only opportunity to have a "fresh idea". 2. Without "fresh ideas", I won't be able to dis... Read more
Dark and Rainy
Sunday, June 04, 2017      20 comments

I know, I know: the weather forecast SAID cloudy and rainy today but sometimes the forecast is wrong -- and yesterday was all blue skies and sunshine. And I did enjoy every minute of it. And: I'm going to enjoy every minute of today ... Read more
Sensual Depravity?
Saturday, June 03, 2017      22 comments

Or really, should I say, sensual deprivation? Increasingly we human beings can find ourselves living lives of extreme sensual deprivation. From our air conditioned homes to our air conditioned cars to our air conditioned offices: we no lo... Read more
Flowers for YOUR Kitchen Table!
Friday, June 02, 2017      30 comments

A Spark friend commented on yesterday's blog that she intended to buy herself some flowers for her kitchen table. When I die, it's my hope that my obituary will not read, "In lieu of flowers please make a contribution to a charity of your ... Read more
June!!!
Thursday, June 01, 2017      27 comments

What a glorious month, stretching out ahead of us! George Herbert's poem "Virtue" celebrates the "Sweet day, so calm, so cool, so bright . . . " and that's what's outside my window today. With a forecast for several more days of br... Read more
Chicken Burger for Breakfast
Wednesday, May 31, 2017      27 comments

No, not me. Charlie. When I went downstairs this morning, Charlie was pretty clearly not feeling great. Oh yes: he thumped his tail. But without lifting his chin off the floor. Or even opening his eyes. So I got right d... Read more
Verandaaaaaaaahhhhh!
Tuesday, May 30, 2017      32 comments

Yes, it's verandah season again. And from our verandah, the world smells of flowers this morning: lilac and lily-of-the-valley. Sipping coffee, reading the newspaper, Charlie snoozing with his chin resting on the railing, listening t... Read more
They're Everywhere!
Monday, May 29, 2017      27 comments

Baby cardinals. Well, maybe not everywhere. But now that I know what to listen for and what to look for, I've seen and heard baby cardinals in multiple locations in my front and back yards. So adorable! Their little piping voices... Read more
Fledgling
Sunday, May 28, 2017      28 comments

Yesterday out picking lilac for the kitchen table I heard a small cardinal voice and there it was! What looked like a miniature cardinal, with kha... Read more
CHAINge
Saturday, May 27, 2017      36 comments

You see that status post button? It says "CHANGE". That's the button we need to hit to change our status. MAINtenance (the MAIN thing) is pretty much about staying in the same place, give or take within a range. Even though it seems to r... Read more
REZOOMING!
Friday, May 26, 2017      17 comments

REZOOMING encompasses a "how to recover when I fall off the track" technique from Susan Peirce Thompson which I find useful. The four Ss: speed, self-compassion, support, seeking the lesson. Speed: resume fast, REZOOOM!! Self-co... Read more
Raining!
Thursday, May 25, 2017      24 comments

So good for all that grass seed I planted! Supposed to rain all day and tomorrow too. I love the flowers this time of the year -- a big vase of lilacs on my kitchen table and a small vase with lily-of-the-valley, ajuga, forget-me-not... Read more
The Gluten Debate
Wednesday, May 24, 2017      25 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/food-and-wine/healthy
-bread-exists-and-its-the-
greatest-thing-since-well-
you-know/article35080030/ I don't eat much bread. Love it, but it just doesn't seem to agree with me. ... Read more
SPT Do-Over on Plastic Surgery and Self Loathing
Tuesday, May 23, 2017      26 comments

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26e245b366da6c4d10fff8c6ba02550a33 On my, such an interesting (and kinda lengthy) do-over vlog by Susan P... Read more
Rainy Forecast!
Monday, May 22, 2017      28 comments

A good day for planting some grass seed! We'd accommodated our neighbours when they asked last winter about rebuilding their retaining wall -- which required taking out our fence and encroaching on our back yard, they told us, by about 3 fe... Read more

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