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Fruit Feeder Fail
Tuesday, March 06, 2018      26 comments

. . . . or maybe not, given it's likely the squirrels also require an infusion of vitamins from fresh fruit at this time of the year?? Anyhow, the fruit feeder (and that nifty design was not my invention, I borrowed if after googling for id... Read more
Fruit Feeder
Monday, March 05, 2018      34 comments

I heard a robin in the back yard yesterday -- sounding irritable!! It's cold cold cold here and there won't be any worms for a LOOOOOONG time. ... Read more
Fennel Soup (Recipe added)
Sunday, March 04, 2018      26 comments

I don't buy fennel often but I do like it . . . and it was on sale at a good price when I picked up the groceries yesterday. I wasn't sure if I'd incorporate the fennel into my lunch time salads (arugula, orange, almonds maybe?) or into my... Read more
Modern Outrage
Saturday, March 03, 2018      29 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
opinion/modern-outrage-is-
making-it-harder-to-better
society/article38179877/ What an interesting analysis by MJ Crockett, Yale professor of psychology. And he makes the explicit link bet... Read more
Unexpected Temporary Spring
Thursday, March 01, 2018      26 comments

We've had a few days of glorious spring "teaser" weather here . . . but apparently that's coming to an end later today with a return to winter as previously scheduled. Massive snow etc. I'm hoping that might mean an opportunity for XC skiing o... Read more
Reading the Comments . . .
Wednesday, February 28, 2018      24 comments

on my blog yesterday is at least as interesting as reading the blog! Thanks to every one of you who "weighed in". I value and respect your opinions.... Read more
Should We/Can We Ignore Politics?
Tuesday, February 27, 2018      29 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
report-on-business/mec-fac
es-calls-to-drop-outdoor-b
rands-owned-by-us-gun-manu
facturer/article38110551/ Spark People is all about health and wellness. So generally people posting on ... Read more
Now Back to Work!
Monday, February 26, 2018      22 comments

There's a glorious pot of supper soup in the fridge . . . black bean and rice with tomato, corn, bell pepper and celery, carrot, onion, cilantro. Mmmmmm. And lunch salads: shrimp and spinach, mushroom, radish, Brussel sprouts. Plus fruit:... Read more
And: Back to Spark!!
Sunday, February 25, 2018      33 comments

What a wonderful break!! We were birding in Costa Rica and it was a fabulous two weeks. A birding company set up an itinerary for us (accommodations, bird guides, rental car) and we drove ourselves from San Jose to Tarcoles on the Pacific Coast... Read more
Spark Break
Sunday, February 11, 2018      34 comments

. . . . but I'll be back!... Read more
Friday!
Friday, February 09, 2018      28 comments

I like Friday evenings. Pulling into my snowy driveway, safely home. And it's still light out there! The days are getting longer! Greeted with big tail thumps by Charlie. And white hyacinths on the kitchen table. Changing out of... Read more
Losing Friends When You Lose Weight
Thursday, February 08, 2018      29 comments

brightlineeating.com/201
8/02/letting-go-of-relatio
nships-as-we-grow-on-our-r
ecovery-journey/?inf_conta
ct_key=d4e6f6b26aca2637b6b
4ef639a2d21d93243953ede0cdf36069853ba4937a368 Susan Peirce Thompson h... Read more
The Post
Wednesday, February 07, 2018      22 comments

www.tribute.ca/trailers/
the-post/22754/ Went to see Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in The Post, sneaking out on a work night: and it is terrific! Set in the pre-Watergate Nixon era, it's all about the courageous deci... Read more
Too Old to Wear Jeans?
Tuesday, February 06, 2018      48 comments

ca.yahoo.com/style/ever-
old-wear-jeans-191226360.html I admit it: succumbed to the click bait. And: UK survey indicates people are "too old" to wear jeans at age 53: because shopping for new jeans after age 53 bec... Read more
Changing Up Exercise
Monday, February 05, 2018      26 comments

Really feels good to change up the exercise a bit -- even if the exercise itself (sticky XC skiing) is less than optimal. I always prefer exercise outside: golf, kayaking, walking, XC skiing. Sure the gym is great for ST and I have ... Read more

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