Tag Archives: inspiration

On Mother’s Day, life lessons from my mother-in-law

Mother’s Day, 2017. Considering that I had more time with my mother-in-law (38 years) than with my Mom (28 years, until her untimely death), it seems fitting that, along with my own mother, I think of our family’s Mum/Grandma/Great Grandma … Continue reading

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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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I know I keep saying this, but it’s time to start running again

I haven’t blogged about running for a while because, well, I haven’t been running! I’ve been going through a spell where I wasn’t sure I’d be able to again; a few energy and injury issues, an aging body, and it’s … Continue reading

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Living your dash, remembering to take stock

Last week was a sad and sobering one for me. Two people whose lives had intersected with mine in very different ways passed away in the same week. The reality is that death is part of life, and at my … Continue reading

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Resetting the Optimism Button for 2017

Time for the Year in Review. This is the week in which every columnist reviews the past year from their perspective, be it sports, TV shows, movies, celebrity lives and deaths, or … dare I say it, politics. There are … Continue reading

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Cambodia: the glory of the Angkor Empire

One of the best things about travelling is the opportunity to learn new things: things about history, geography, geology, nature, and especially about people around the world. We learned something about all of these topics on our recent trip to … Continue reading

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Taking traveling and running to a new level

There are races going on somewhere in the world every weekend. Today, undoubtedly among many others, 3000 runners have gathered in Moncton, New Brunswick for the annual Legs for Literacy races (5K, 10K, half marathon, and marathon). As you can … Continue reading

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