Category Archives: Life stories

Technology – a gift for providing community in troubled times

The Internet was first developed by scientists for scientists, to allow scientists around the world to share data and enhance their ability to add to the body of scientific knowledge. A noble concept! With the now ubiquitous use of the … Continue reading

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The perfect activity when self-isolating with your kids – World Speech Day!

With input from Wikipedia I don’t know about you, but I had never heard of World Speech Day until a few weeks ago. I love this idea. World Speech Day takes place annually on or about March 15, celebrating speeches … Continue reading

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Embracing those twenty bonus years

Don’t worry, it’s just a cartoon! BUT … living a long, happy, healthy life and gaining that 20-year advantage doesn’t mean you’ll be living like your 50- or 60-year old self until you drop. There is this thing called the … Continue reading

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New Year’s reflections and resolutions, 2020 version

I seem to be getting quite a few hits on last year’s New Year’s reflections during these days leading up to the New Year, so I thought I’d better offer a more up-to-date version. How did I do with these … Continue reading

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Designing memory quilts: summing up your memories in 12 squares

In November I was motivated to start a new project after reading a few inspiring quilting stories on a blog post (thanks, Country Girl!) and in the news. I knew what I would do, I would make a memory quilt … Continue reading

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From fall colours to citizenship, so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving weekend

One of the nicest things about the timing of Canadian Thanksgiving is that it comes during this beautiful though fleeting season of autumn. It’s the time of year when nature paints the trees in stunning shades of reds, golds, yellow, … Continue reading

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No Judgement: A tribute to my gym and beyond

There’s a big sign on the main wall of my gym that reminds everyone of one of its main principles, aka core values: No Judgement. [Yes, in the U.S. that would be spelled Judgment!] Clearly, the message is that we … Continue reading

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