Category Archives: Odds and Ends

I don’t know about you, but I could use a little humour (humor) today

A few chuckles always help, right, no matter what? And – although I’m on record as saying that the third Monday in January is not the most depressing day of the year, and although January in our neck of the … Continue reading

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Today, believe it or not, is Blue Monday.  Who thinks of these things?!

Perhaps I’m the only person on the planet who hasn’t known about the somewhat off-putting concept of Blue Monday for the past 18 years, but a casual viewing of the captioned news at the gym yesterday morning, while hard at … Continue reading

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A little humour (humor) to help start the new year off on the right foot

There are lots of messages of hope out there in the ether as we start this new year, even as we remain immersed in war, shifting geopolitical alignments, climate emergencies, concerning inflation, flailing healthcare systems, and divisive politics. As an … Continue reading

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The joy blogging brought me in 2022

Like many of us who have been members of the blogosphere, the feeling of community is a very important aspect of the activity.  During the isolating times of the pandemic blogging truly provided me with a lifeline of sanity and … Continue reading

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Feeling gratitude and admiration for the frontline workers helping those in need

This is the week that the now-filled boxes for the Reverse Advent Calendars I described in a post in late November are due for delivery.  Earlier this week I took my filled boxes to their intended destinations, one to our … Continue reading

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Peace on Earth, goodwill towards all – once more with feeling!

A post I wrote 4 years ago entitled Peace on Earth, goodwill toward men: wouldn’t that be nice! is getting renewed interest during this special season. Written four long years ago now.  Long before the January 6 riots in the U.S.  Long … Continue reading

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During this holiday season, think about capturing the gift of voice

In a recent post (Figuring out how to lead our lives is rarely easy; I guess it isn’t meant to be ), I spoke about the merit of asking parents and grandparents about their lives growing up, the kinds of … Continue reading

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Calendar art worth sharing

This time of year there is every likelihood that you will become the recipient of a calendar for the New Year ahead. Perhaps the recipient of several.  Perhaps the collection has already begun at your house, as it has at … Continue reading

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