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Rainy Green
Tuesday, May 12, 2015      25 comments

It all happens at once here. After a stark white silent winter, everything blooms. I have apple blossom, grape hyacinth, violets, a single pale yellow daffodil in a tiny mauve vase on the kitchen table. Soon: lilacs, lily-of-... Read more
Kayaking!
Monday, May 11, 2015      20 comments

Haven't been out in a kayak since February when we were bird watching in the mangrove swamps: in about 3 feet of water! Lazy meanders, carried along by the current . . . and very low key. Yesterday DH took me up to Georgian Bay for kayaki... Read more
Happy Mother's Day!!
Sunday, May 10, 2015      27 comments

I love being a mother. Undoubtedly the toughest job I've ever done. Didn't get a whole lotta "mothering" experience as a kid (except from my truly wonderful older sister). Which means I've pretty much had to make it up as I went along. ... Read more
Desultory Gardening
Saturday, May 09, 2015      19 comments

What a gorgeous time of the year to be in the garden! Charlie and I began our day sitting on the verandah reading the paper and eating raspberries with Greek yogourt. "Charlie, would you like to sit on the verandah?" I asked, as I do eve... Read more
Bill Eddy Part Two: EAR EAR and Maintenance!!
Friday, May 08, 2015      18 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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al.asp?blog_id=5887346 I'd blogged about Bill Eddy March 5, just providing a capsule of his approach to dealing with high conflict situations (and applying it to the... Read more
Moody Bitches
Tuesday, May 05, 2015      30 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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al.asp?blog_id=5906298 I blogged about Julie Holland's amazing new book, "Moody Bitches", after reading an excerpt in O magazine (apparently there is going to be a mo... Read more
Lovely Weekend
Monday, May 04, 2015      27 comments

I'm feeling refreshed and ready to go. Actually saw one of the peregrine falcons yesterday using my binoculars. They have been calling pretty much constantly for several weeks, but they move so quickly it's hard to locate them. This one w... Read more
Dorito Effect Part II
Sunday, May 03, 2015      21 comments

news.nationalpost.com/ar
ts/books/the-dorito-effect My April 30 blog was a bit of a riff on Mark Schatzker's new book, The Dorito Effect. This Saturday's National Post had an interesting interview with Schatzker. ... Read more
Recovering!
Saturday, May 02, 2015      24 comments

Yesterday was long and brutal. I knew it would be. I was prepared. I was patient. I was able to achieve through negotiation a good result in a situation in which it really mattered. And I was proud of myself. But it was very very hard wor... Read more
The Dorito Effect: Fake Flavour and Obesity
Thursday, April 30, 2015      31 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/food-and-wine/food-tr
ends/the-flavour-factor-un
doing-the-dorito-effect/ar
ticle24151856/ What an interesting article: food manufacturers add fake flavour to make flavourless food ... Read more
First Golf Game of the Season!
Wednesday, April 29, 2015      21 comments

Yesterday DS headed out for the long drive north: he's landed an absolutely marvellous job (bush pilot) for the summer. We're delighted for him but we'll miss him enormously and so will Charlie. He starts the great job on his own birthday, cou... Read more
Get Sexy for Summer? Asks Steve Siebold
Tuesday, April 28, 2015      14 comments

OK, that was the optimistic headline on an email from Steve Siebold, sent to his Mental Toughness subscribers, which I have cut and pasted below. I can't benefit from his offer of a free (pay only for shipping and handling) copy of his book... Read more
Walk in the Spring Woods
Monday, April 27, 2015      19 comments

I was surprised that the spring beauties were in bloom already -- we'd had quite a bit of snow last week. And hepaticas. And two adders tongue (dog tooth vi... Read more
BED and ADD Drugs
Sunday, April 26, 2015      16 comments

news.nationalpost.com/he
alth/u-s-drug-regulators-a
pprove-first-pill-to-treat
-binge-eating-let-the-debate-begin Some people with BED (binge eating disorder) are seeking prescriptions for ADD (attention deficit di... Read more
H is for Hawk
Saturday, April 25, 2015      18 comments

Yup, recommended by a Sparkie friend and let me pass along that recommendation: this marvellous book by Helen Macdonald has to be one of the best reads I've encountered in a very long time. Non-fiction. All about an English academic who's ... Read more

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