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Taking a Spark Break . . .
Tuesday, August 28, 2018      29 comments

I will be back!... Read more
Too Many Clothes
Monday, August 27, 2018      27 comments

Yesterday I began the process of clearing my closet of summer whites and pastels. And summer white shoes. Anything I had not worn this summer? Went into bags for the thrift store. Anything I had not worn with pleasure this summe... Read more
What Do You Want To Get Out of Spark People?
Sunday, August 26, 2018      25 comments

Beck Diet Solution. www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
ark/groups_individual.asp?
gid=10071 At Goal &Maintaining + Transition to Maintenance. www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
ark/groups_individual.asp?
gid=1111 ... Read more
Is Meat Cooked???
Saturday, August 25, 2018      27 comments

Is Meat Cooked . . . in the sense of "done for"? Such that no ethical actor can or will countenance the eating of meat? Or dairy products? Or eggs? That's the provocative title of a story in this morning's Globe and Mail which I can't l... Read more
Sparkly Day
Friday, August 24, 2018      26 comments

When I walked down the driveway to pick up my morning newspaper, there was a nip of autumn in the air. The grass (regrown after our drought . . . ) was heavy-laden with dew and sparkling in the early sunshine. And the first sprays of t... Read more
You can't make a turtle come out . . . .
Thursday, August 23, 2018      17 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
canada/article-turtle-foss
il-with-no-shell-sheds-lig
ht-on-a-reptiles-murky-origins/ For all of us introverts who identify deeply with turtles when we retract back into our various shells-... Read more
AI: Facial Recognition Technology
Wednesday, August 22, 2018      21 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
world/article-a-face-only-
a-computer-could-love-the-
rapidly-expanding-world-of/ I suppose that none of us any longer has any reasonable expectation of privacy in any public location. ... Read more
The Tears of Things
Tuesday, August 21, 2018      22 comments

Recently I've been remembering my wonderful grade 13 Latin teacher, Mrs. Marie Hayes. So brave, so courageous, she seemed quite elderly to me at 17 when I was in my final year of high school (yes, grade 13 was a thing then, at least in Ontario)... Read more
Weather Systems!
Monday, August 20, 2018      26 comments

One of the helpful insights for me from the 3PGC (three principles global community) readings/videos: the notion that nothing needs to be "fixed". That periods of bad weather (mood variant) are as normal as changes in the external weather syste... Read more
Meditation and Fitness
Sunday, August 19, 2018      20 comments

nationalpost.com/enterta
inment/how-meditation-has-
become-the-new-fitness-tre
nd-for-the-1-per-cent Way back in the later 70s, I became interested in meditation because of Paul McCartney and his association with M... Read more
Why the Pain?
Saturday, August 18, 2018      31 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
opinion/article-dont-ostra
cize-drugs-users-empathize
-with-them/ Gabor Mate is a Canadian expert in addiction who advocates for safe injection sites: a controversial topic, certainly. We'... Read more
Respect for Aretha
Friday, August 17, 2018      25 comments

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
6FOUqQt3Kg0 Absolutely nothing but Respect for the Queen of Soul. And: what a life she had!! Here she is singing for Obama -- heavy.com/news/2018/08/a
retha-sings-amer... Read more
Mary Pratt
Thursday, August 16, 2018      25 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
arts/a... Read more
Big Problem!!
Wednesday, August 15, 2018      29 comments

The problem with making gazpacho is -- it's way too popular. And my week-long supply is all gone by Tuesday night. And the problem with playing golf after work is -- I came home too tired to make lunch time salads for today. (Yes, it was ... Read more
What Does Flavour Tell Us?
Saturday, August 11, 2018      24 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
opinion/article-flavour-ha
s-something-important-to-t
ell-us-mark-schatzker-on-how-a/ Such an interesting article by Mark Schatzker in my newspaper this morning. Animals instinctively... Read more

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