Tag Archives: Canada

Quilting projects: creativity is all about trial and error

“The best laid plans”.  “Learn from your mistakes.”  “It’s all about serendipity.”  All of these phrases play into any creative activity, whether it’s writing poems or a piece of music, painting, woodworking, or, indeed, making quilts. You start with a … Continue reading

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The parade of nations: a brief moment of Olympic idealism

I fall for it every time. The Parade of Nations that is one of the main features of every Olympics Opening Ceremony never ceases to fill me with the sense that we human beings, for all our flaws, have the … Continue reading

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10 quick facts about Arctic ice and climate change

To most of us the Arctic is a remote environment up at the top of the world, covered in ice and snow most of the year, and populated by a few hardy people, mostly indigenous, along with a few very … Continue reading

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Have you heard of the Big 5? How about the Arctic Big 5?

For those of you who aren’t big game hunters or haven’t been on an African safari, the Big Five refers to the big African game animals that are considered the most dangerous to hunt (or with whom to have any … Continue reading

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Réflexion sur l’éducation au Nouveau-Brunswick

Note: Another post in French. I’m taking French lessons again, and I find that trying to write my thoughts in French is a great way to practice. You should give it a try! Following on from my previous “Thoughts on … Continue reading

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Réflexion sur l’assimilation au Nouveau-Brunswick

Note: This post is in French and, needless to say, will not be of interest to any of you who don’t understand French! I’m enjoying trying to express myself in another language. Writing helps. Feedback welcome. 🙂 Je ne suis … Continue reading

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That in-between week of looking back and thinking ahead

There’s something special about the week between Christmas and New Year’s. The pressures of Christmas – planning, buying, wrapping, mailing, cooking, cleaning (or at least tidying up), decorating, traveling, and whatever else is put in our path – are all … Continue reading

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