Category: life

it takes a village

Tales from the Village

It takes a village to raise a child. So, here are some tales from the village. The one which raised me and the one I was part of as a teacher.

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currently reading

When the World Is Too Much With Us

When the world is too much with us, my friends, what do we do? Withdraw, retreat, put our feet up, and read, read, read.

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Algonquin Park

Roads Less Travelled: June Camping

I made a video of our camping adventures this past week. The roads less travelled that we ventured down. Either in the truck or in the canoe.

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aging

Reality Check 66

Time passes in chunks for me. And every few years I realize that a big chunk has gone by. And that is always a huge reality check.

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life

All About May

May is a complicated month emotionally don’t you think? I’ve been thinking this week about May and what it means for me now, and in the past.

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aging

On Love and Laughter and Having to Pee

After my latest sojourn in New Brunswick, I’ve come to the conclusion that love and laughter are the secret to growing old with equanimity.

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depression

The Positivity Problem

Don’t underestimate the power of positivity. But don’t overestimate it either. Sometimes we need to reach out to professionals for help.

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family stories

On Family and Stories

I seem to have inherited my grandmother’s love of family stories. And I love to tell them to anyone who will listen. Or read.

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drawing

The Art of Distraction

This week, what with politics, snow storms, and one country in Europe on the edge of destruction, I think we’re all in need of distraction.

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family memories

You Can’t Always Get What You Want

You can’t always get what you want. And sometimes, despite that, you still get what you need. And live a pretty privileged life.

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