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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
Insta-Pie
Wednesday, August 08, 2018      24 comments

Yes, I am "domestically challenged". In every area of domesticity. But: summer fruits make great pies! And: I make 'em fast and easy using frozen pie shells (vegan type) plus frozen fruit plus just a little bit of sugar. Because prep... Read more
Loooooong Weekend
Tuesday, August 07, 2018      24 comments

Canada was celebrating Civic Holliday weekend and that meant Monday everything was closed. And although I could have headed into the office anyhow: I did not!! Wonderful! The weather was sizzling hot, with just a little rain here and ... Read more
Mindfulness and Motivation
Monday, August 06, 2018      19 comments

knowledge.insead.edu/lea
dership-organisations/mind
fulness-meditation-reduces
-motivation-9786 Everybody is jumping on the "mindfulness" bandwagon. Employers sponsor workshops to train employees in mindfulness: o... Read more
Bonus Blog: Isabel Dalhousie
Sunday, August 05, 2018      14 comments

Isabel Dalhousie is probably my current fave character in fiction. And Alexander McCall's Isabel Dalhousie series is well worth seeking out: probably your local library has 'em all. Just the titles alone: how appealing!! The Sunday Philos... Read more
Not "THE" Answer!!
Sunday, August 05, 2018      21 comments

Just wanting to clarify -- although I appreciate the supportive comments on yesterday's blog, I am absolutely not "proselytising" for 3PGC as "the way, the truth and the light". I blog for "me": to figure out what is going on because I only kn... Read more
This Morning's Breakfast
Saturday, August 04, 2018      20 comments

On the verandah, with Charlie -- cottage cheese mixed with a huge fresh tomato and chopped fresh basil topped with freshly ground black pepper. And, of course, lotsa coffee!! I just watched again that 3PGC video on relationships (link is i... Read more
Relationships: 3PGC
Friday, August 03, 2018      15 comments

www.3pgc.org/photos-vide
os/details/?m=1189 What a great follow up to the "most important question" and University of Exeter predictors of relationship success. This 2014 webinar with Aaron and Lila Turner comes out... Read more
The Most Important Decision: Follow Up!
Thursday, August 02, 2018      16 comments

As always, the most important information here at SP comes out of the follow up: and I really enjoyed Sparkies' wise wise comments on yesterday's blog. www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=6514302... Read more
The Most Important Decision?
Wednesday, August 01, 2018      29 comments

According to UK divorce lawyer Baroness Fiona Shackleton, the most important decision is who you decide to have a child with -- if you're going to have children at all. And, she says, schools should teach more about how to choose a good "m... Read more
Organizing Treats!
Monday, July 30, 2018      29 comments

One of the main things I've learned from my DH: organize at least one treat for yourself every day. Of course it can be a small treat and absolutely it doesn't have to involve any calories at all. His treats seldom do: and HE doesn't have to w... Read more
Curried Cauliflower Lentil Soup
Sunday, July 29, 2018      23 comments

It's been awhile since I made a pot of curry soup: but that's what was in my fridge today. Carrot, celery, onions: as always. Some brown rice. A can of lentils and a can of died tomatoes. A very nice local cauliflower and some red and yellow... Read more
Careful to be Kind
Saturday, July 28, 2018      29 comments

The older I get, the more I think and even know that kindness matters. Consistent kindness: not just occasional kindness. And the kindness that is careful and watchful of the worlds of others -- no matter how unobtrusive those worlds are. ... Read more

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