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Mother Earth, Soap Making and Jonah

By on April 10, 2020

Fatigue has been keeping me down. For those with CFS, you know well that it doesn’t have to be physical exertion that uses you up, mental fatigue is just as bad, maybe even worse. I suspect there will be many more victims after the pandemic. I have stressed about my future for the past six […]

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All in Good Time……

By on December 11, 2019

Everyone has a story, every one of us. That Fleetwood Mac song, “Landslide”, has been my theme song since Greg’s death. I’m still afraid of changing, but if there has been one constant since 2013, it has been change. Sometimes I feel like I have things under control, I begin to settle, then suddenly an […]

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From the grave……..

By on December 9, 2018

While studying victimology in my course, I came across a survey where the family of suicides were regarded as victims of non-criminal incidents. It hit home as I have struggled with this from the start. Death is death, but death due to an accident, illness or old-age is categorized differently, both in how people respond to […]

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Am I a Narcissist?

By on November 30, 2018

It has troubled me for some time that most of my content is about me. So am I a narcissist? The Merriam-Webster dictionary definition of a narcissist is a) an extremely self-centred person who has an exaggerated sense of self-importance or b) a person who is overly concerned with his or her physical appearance. That didn’t help […]

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A Week in the Life of………..(or “Vegans are my heroes”)

By on July 15, 2018

My week began with me being so disgusted with myself and my constant grumbling, so I figured a change in the rhythm of recent posts was due. Time with some of my family has definitely lifted my spirits, as has my sweet little boy, Keaton. Had a visit with my oldest and my youngest during […]

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My Mexican Experience

By on February 24, 2018

Right from the start, I have been warned about travelling in Mexico, particularly because I am travelling alone. It isn’t my desire to be foolhardy and bull-headed, but it is my experience that anywhere in the world is as dangerous if you don’t take certain precautions. The same terrible things that happen in Mexico happen […]

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Tsuu T’ina Nation

By on July 31, 2017

On my return from Banff, where I was taking a photography course with Learn Photography Canada, I decided to stop at the Tsuu T’ina Nation Pow Wow in Bragg Creek. It was spectacular! I wandered around, practicing with my Nikon. I have always admired the First Nations people for their simplicity and wisdom. I appreciate their […]

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Street Folk

By on July 14, 2017

Today I met a wonderfully sweet man by the name of Dave. He was sleeping on a bench on 17th Avenue when I first passed him. On my return journey I decided to stop and chat. He told me he had grown up in Montgomery before it was part of Calgary. He reminisced of fishing […]

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Remembering Rob….

By on March 3, 2017

Canadian activist and film maker, Rob Stewart, came into my life 6 years ago, when my youngest daughter, Hannah, introduced me to his film, “Sharkwater“. She was thirteen and had been impacted by his film so much that she changed her lifestyle and became vegan. She also began her life of activism by attending demonstrations […]

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