Category Archives: Odds and Ends

Blue Jays baseball, Truth and Reconciliation, and playoffs ahead

I don’t post about sports very often (unless you count running, that is), and I’m not sure I’ve ever posted two days in a row, but last night’s Blue Jays game was too much fun not to share. Maybe I … Continue reading

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In praise of reading

It’s happening. Our Book Club is finally starting up again after a few previous attempts when it seemed, prematurely, that CVID protocols were over. This book club is a little unusual in that we have removed the pressure of all … Continue reading

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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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A little humour (humor) to start off the Labour (Labor) Day Weekend

There are some serious topics to ponder when considering the root of Labour Day and also the beginning of a new school year. However, today isn’t that day. I’ve been saving up some light material to share, and what better … Continue reading

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Lessons for a happy life according to dogs – and cats

Time to take another break from thinking too hard and worrying too much about the state of our world. Let’s turn our attention to some of the good things in life, our pets. Lately a heartwarming tale about a young … Continue reading

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I don’t know about you, but I could use some chuckles today

I had another post in mind, but I find myself in the need of a few laughs rather than serious thinking. So let’s save the serious thinking for another day. Instead I’m pulling out some cartoons from my stash of … 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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Gurdeep of the Yukon: Dancing to spread joy, hope, and positivity

I’m pretty darn sure that you can’t watch Gurdeep Pandher do his Punjabi Bhangra dance without a smile of pure delight crossing your face. Bhangra dancing was originally developed for that exact reason, to spread joy.  That’s why he keeps … Continue reading

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