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“You only have to be an expert in your own life to have something of value to share with others.” – Jenny Gates

When we least expect it

I’m not one to go looking for accolades, so it sure means something if they arrive when I least expect it. Earlier this week, I was helping a friend tally votes for a Toastmasters club we’re involved with. Going through all the handwritten slips, I was pleasantly...

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Creating a pocket universe

Creating a pocket universe

One of the things I've really missed these past few months is working in my favourite coffee spots - Thom Bargen, Café Postal, Miss Browns. A bit of an indulgence, for sure, but I thrive on the ambience in the room, the clatter of cups, coffee and plates, the...

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Saying goodbye to good neighbours

Fourteen years ago, they moved onto our street. They came with friendly faces and two dogs - Tika and Mojo - and quickly became part of the scenery. We often caught up over coffee, a few times attended events together, and had many conversations about a whole bunch of...

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The problem with paper

I've always loved paper. Books over Kindle, yes, but also printing things off and writing things down on paper. I love writing on paper, particularly with a pencil, but as much as I love paper, sometimes it gets away from me. It piles up on the desk, the chair, the...

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A welcome visitor

This is the only non-grass plant in our yard. Mowing the lawn is on my list of worst things to do. I love the feel of grass under my feet, but I don't mow. Occasionally, however, it's a necessity or a kindness, and for both those reasons, I found myself mowing the...

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