Category Archives: Life stories

Thinking about back-to-school, thinking about teachers, thinking about thinking

I know that school starts at somewhat different times in different places, but wherever I’ve lived throughout my life Labour Day has signaled the end of summer and the beginning of school. Today is the day that those yellow buses … Continue reading

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Lifelong friendships, multigenerational friendships, and International Friendship Day

Thanks to fellow blogger Natalie at The Hot Goddess, I recently learned that July 30 is International Friendship Day this year.  That was yesterday! International Friendship Day is designated by the UN General Assembly as a day to celebrate those … Continue reading

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Living and dying … and living on in those we’ve touched

We all know that dying is an inevitable part of living.  Knowing it doesn’t mean we are ever ready to lose a loved one; even though we know it’s one of the few constants in life, knowing it doesn’t make … Continue reading

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Big city living vs small city living, similarities and differences

I grew up – a very long time ago – 38 miles from New York City.  My Dad and all the others dads left the suburbs by carpool or train every morning and commuted into the “City” to work, every … Continue reading

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On Canada Day, why I love Canada

July 1 is Canada Day – every year.  It’s the birthday of Confederation, the date in 1867 on which Canada ceased to be a British colony and become a country in its own right.  On July 1, 1867 this new … Continue reading

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For quilt-lovers: quilting season finale

For some reason, quilting feels like a fall-winter activity to me.  Well, plus early spring, which in our neck of the woods is really the tail-end of winter, often lasting until mid-May. Fortunately, I finished the last components of my … Continue reading

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February’s going to be Decluttering Challenge month at our house. Care to give it a try?!

I know, this title doesn’t sound like me, does it?  Even those of you who only know me through my blog posts wouldn’t be expecting a post about decluttering, would you?  But, what the heck.  A post a fellow blogger … Continue reading

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Today is for Introverts. Finally.

This was the header of a promo email I received the other day: ‘Today is for Introverts. Finally.’  As the member of a family that includes many proud introverts (including me), I couldn’t help but be intrigued.  It turns out … Continue reading

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