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Built on Failure
Sunday, July 15, 2018      30 comments

Brief follow up to yesterday's FOMO JOMO blog: I was at the gym, there were four parents attending to watch their children in the pool through the glass observation window. All of them were looking steadfastly at their smart phones: the first, ... Read more
FOMO and JOMO
Saturday, July 14, 2018      32 comments

Most of us have long been aware of FOMO: fear of missing out. And how FOMO is fuelled by social media posts, carefully edited, which tell us all about Other Peoples' perfect lives engaging in all kinds of sophisticated and erudite and obsc... Read more
Most of a Day Off!
Friday, July 13, 2018      26 comments

I worked yesterday for only about 2.5 hours and got a whole lot done actually -- then departed to play golf for the rest of the day. It was hot hot hot. I drank a whole lotta water, used one of those cooling soaker neckerchiefs too which ... Read more
What's the Difference?
Thursday, July 12, 2018      18 comments

A number of those who commented on my 3PGC blog, "Fixed" yesterday, suggested that there are real affinities between this approach and meditation when it comes to allowing thoughts to pass. And yes, as a person who first trained in mediate... Read more
Not Fixed or Fixed
Wednesday, July 11, 2018      26 comments

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
bblRr9faEE8 This June 27 2018 3PGC webinar with Wyn Morgan is something I found moderately annoying to watch. But: a couple of new ideas he's introduced have really stuck in my mind! You re... Read more
Taste of Summer
Sunday, July 08, 2018      25 comments

From my garden, perfectly ripe black raspberries warm in the summer sun.... Read more
Wonderful Dog Park AND Come from Away Production!
Saturday, July 07, 2018      25 comments

The Claude Cormier dog fountain at Toronto's Berczy Park was absolutely wonderful . . . . and so was the people and dog watching!! So many pups comi... Read more
Refreshing!!
Friday, July 06, 2018      33 comments

The rain came. At first, just a few drops about 6 pm when I was leaving the hairdresser. It smelled wonderful and another woman coming up the street towards me greeted me with wide open arms and a big smile on her face: also celebrating... Read more
Waiting for the Rain!!
Thursday, July 05, 2018      22 comments

Don't get me wrong: I love sunshine. But: our weather forecast keeps promising us rain and so far it's not happening. The front lawn is getting brown and crunchy. The flower beds are hanging on with hand watering . . . but will do b... Read more
Hot and Buggy
Wednesday, July 04, 2018      29 comments

It was hot hot hot on the golf course last night! My sunglasses were sliding off my sweaty nose. My sleeveless golf shirt stuck to my back. And: the deer flies were out in full force. (Birds: not so much . . . too hot for them!) ... Read more
Independence Day!
Tuesday, July 03, 2018      13 comments

Wishing all American Sparkies a celebratory July 4 tomorrow! Canada Day (July 1st) was up until 1982 used called "Dominion Day". Yes, from the Biblical verse, "He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the end... Read more
Holiday Monday!
Monday, July 02, 2018      18 comments

How lovely it was-- to have an extra day "off" and with DH home from his travels (niece's wedding in Colorado). I did get up very early to finish off the planting while it was still coolish and prior to the promised thunder storms. The bi... Read more
Bright New Flag!!
Sunday, July 01, 2018      24 comments

Yes, my freshly repainted verandah deserved a brand new maple leaf flag for Canada Day!! I got up early this morning while it was still cool ... Read more
Canada Day July 1 2018!
Saturday, June 30, 2018      19 comments

Tomorrow is Canada Day: our 151st celebration of confederation (and yes yes yes, Canada was around a lot earlier than that!!) Sing along? . In English: www.youtube.com/watch?v=
XcNDR61mxGg Or, of course... Read more
Chicken Marengo Soup!
Friday, June 29, 2018      18 comments

I had to make a backup batch of soup midweek. There was fresh tarragon in the fridge and that inspired me to riff on one of those 70s dinner party standbys . . Chicken Marengo (named after a meal offered Napoleon in celebration of his win in a... Read more

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