Tag Archives: Fredericton

It’s baby steps, I know, but Orange Shirt Day is making a difference

Today, September 30, is Orange Shirt Day in Canada. (OK, it’s officially called National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.) This special day of learning and reflection about the enduring devastating impacts of the Residential Schools imposed upon Indigenous children (and … 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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Being thankful in Rome … virtually

I did it! This Canadian Thanksgiving weekend I completed the Conqueror Challenge called St. Francis Way, virtually travelling from Florence to Rome.  I last posted about this personal quest in March, so it’s taken me quite a while, but it’s … Continue reading

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A different kind of Canada Day

As I’ve expressed on previous Canada Days, Canada is my country by choice, and I feel privileged and proud to be able to celebrate it every year.  But, as I’ve been posting during this month now past of Indigenous History … Continue reading

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A unicorn in the woods, even angels, and not because of Halloween

I’ve always been a believer in unicorns, because … why not? They could exist! Wouldn’t that be something, to be the first person to actually see one of those magical, mystical animals?! And what about angels? I believe in them, … Continue reading

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Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada, yes, on Father’s Day!

Today is National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. This year, today is also Father’s Day and that’s what will be forefront in most people’s minds, as would be expected. Fathers are very deserving of their special recognition, especially after 3+ … Continue reading

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Systemic racism in our little corner of the world – it’s real and it’s everywhere

I have mentioned in previous posts that our little province in eastern Canada usually flies under the radar. This can be both a good thing and not so good thing, but by and large it brings a peaceful lifestyle in … Continue reading

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Rivers, floods, and climate change

It’s spring. Sometimes known in northern reaches such as ours as mud season. To be clear, spring in these parts usually starts several weeks after March 21, after the winter’s snow has really left. And, if you live near a … Continue reading

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