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Nobody Sees the Weeds

Nobody Sees the Weeds

I am helping a friend’s parents with their garden this summer.  The large heritage property, built circa 1865, is framed with many flower beds. Two of my favorite things – plants and an old building! There are three of us helping the owners to maintain the grounds. ...
Seventy Five Years

Seventy Five Years

Yesterday, June 6 2019, marked the 75th anniversary of D Day – a massive Allied invasion that started the Battle of Normandy and was the beginning of the end of World War II.  Canadians stormed the beach at Juno 14,000 strong.  Canadian forces saw 359 casualties and...
Music Memories

Music Memories

I close my eyes as the first notes of the song come through my headphones. “Me and my friends, we’re all misunderstood. They say we stand for nothing but there’s no way we ever could…” John Mayer’s Waiting on the World to Change –  the song my nephew had...
Christmas Traditions

Christmas Traditions

Today, December 16th, would have been my Mom’s birthday.  She died on Christmas Eve, 2009 – nine days after she turned sixty-eight.  I don’t say that for sympathy.  It is our family’s truth, and it forever changed Christmas.  She lived with ALS for over three years...
Heart-Warming

Heart-Warming

I sit cross-legged, staring through the blurry window of the wood stove, feeling the heat on my cheeks. Traveling down my body, it warms me like nothing else.  The house is dark and quiet.  I lay back on the floor and stare up at the ceiling, watching the flame...
Another Chance to Ask

Another Chance to Ask

As we drive through communities on the Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland, country music streams through the speakers in the truck.  The view out the window is trees as far as the eye can see.  It is a province of rural communities and few towns.  Labrador is a ferry...