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Learned Optimism: SHOUT OUT to PATRICIA-CR!!
Saturday, July 09, 2016      16 comments

Of course I believe that many (most?) elements of personality are inherited: and that we only learn how to manage (or not) our "difficult personalities": in fact I blogged on that topic not long ago in the context of learning how to manage my "d... Read more
I Look Where it is Good": CRYSTALJEM profiles Alice Herz-Sommer
Friday, July 08, 2016      16 comments

//riselikeair.wordpress.
com/2016/07/07/you-know-it
s-a-good-day-when/ Really enjoyed CRYSTALJEM's "Rise Like Air" blog on Wordpress with the link to a video clip of 108 year old Holocaust survivor Alice Herz Sommer. ... Read more
You Say Watermelon!! I say Watermellen!!
Thursday, July 07, 2016      27 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/watermelons-a-refresh
ing-summer-snack-but-is-it
-healthy/article30765432/ ... Read more
High Deck
Wednesday, July 06, 2016      30 comments

The ivy geranium baskets on my third floor deck are giving me a lot of pleasure! The light pink and deep pink and scarlet are even more vivid that ... Read more
Hungry All The Time?
Tuesday, July 05, 2016      33 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/fi
tness/hungry-all-the-time-
these-eight-blunders-could
-be-to-blame/article30729001/ This Leslie Beck article from my morning Globe and Mail lists 8 reasons why... Read more
Golf and Pride
Monday, July 04, 2016      19 comments

What a perfect day on the course yesterday! We went out about 4 pm: lovely temperature, light breeze and not a cloud in the blue blue blue sky. There were seven small turklings (about robin size) out with their proud mama for a first outing. ... Read more
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness! Shout out to JANTHEBLONDE!
Sunday, July 03, 2016      22 comments

Happy 4th of July. I'm riffing on JANTHEBLONDE's status post today! We Canadians are all about "peace, order and good government": doesn't sound nearly as exciting, does it? But: very peaceful on the verandaaaahhhhhhhh this morning,... Read more
Rainy Canada Day!
Saturday, July 02, 2016      14 comments

Which meant I could be lazy -- although I did get the "Saturday" laundry chore done yesterday . . . meaning I can be a bit lazier today! We generally participate in the Canada Day golf at our club: everyone wearing red and white, taking a C... Read more
Happy Canada Day!
Friday, July 01, 2016      24 comments

ca.news.yahoo.com/fat-st
ore-receipt-angers-edmonto
n-140000041.html We in Canada like to think we're a kinder gentler nation. Not just tolerant but accepting of diversity. Respectful of difference. Is it OK to... Read more
This is Home
Thursday, June 30, 2016      15 comments

President Obama was greeted with thunderous applause, responding to his speech in our Canadian Parliament yesterday. And this is how our Prime Minister Trudeau had introduced him: “The North American idea that diversity is strength is ... Read more
Glorious Evening
Wednesday, June 29, 2016      22 comments

After a day of drama and stress at work -- and a brief but intense downpour -- yesterday evening was clear and cool and wonderful. We made it out to the golf course! The birds were spectacular!! The company was the very best possible -- DH... Read more
Protein and Metabolism
Tuesday, June 28, 2016      23 comments

OK, I whine about my "difficult to manage" lousy metabolism -- no kidding, it is: grabs hold of every calorie and won't let go. And within a couple days, see an article summarizing new research about the necessity of protein in building mus... Read more
Francis and Forgiveness
Monday, June 27, 2016      22 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
news/world/pope-urges-chri
stians-roman-catholic-chur
ch-to-seek-forgiveness-fro
m-gays/article30622344/ What a remarkable Pope. I am so grateful for his courage and his humility.... Read more
Beach Day?
Sunday, June 26, 2016      18 comments

It's going to be hot hot hot here today. We moved morning coffee from the front verandah to the back deck: just toooooo hot, even for those of us not wearing golden furry suits. And I 'm thinking this would be a great first day for th... Read more
Difficult to Manage
Saturday, June 25, 2016      24 comments

One of my great heroes used to speak (forgivingly, more in sorrow than in anger) about people who had been born with "difficult personalities". Personalities which were difficult to manage. It's interesting to think that we are born with... Read more

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