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MY MINI RETREAT

I don’t know if it’s because of lent – a time of death and resurrection, but it seems that a number of my friends, as well as myself, have been going through some kind of transition lately. For a while now there’s been a battle going on inside me that’s pitted intuition against logic. And […]

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Living In The Question

It seems to me that I’m always in a learning curve.  When I wanted to write a novel, I first had to learn how to be a better writer, so I took courses and workshops.  Then computers came along and I knew that if I wanted keep up, I needed to learn how to use […]

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Life Rhythms – Part 2

After I wrote my post, Life Rhythms last week, I spent some time talking to my friend Joan about the concept.  Turns out that the rhythm of her own life has changed in a big way recently, so we sat on the patio overlooking the Thames River and discussed the matter in depth. Most days […]

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The Wayfinders – Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World

Just because people don’t have the written word, or machines of destruction, doesn’t mean that they don’t have anything to offer the world.  This is the lesson I learned while reading a fascinating book call The Wayfinders by Wade Davis. Anthropologist Wade Davis has traveled the world and lived with many of its indigenous peoples.  […]

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The Lodge at Pine Cove

A well-placed phone call got me a spot on the 1:30 p.m. Champlain cruise at Wolseley Bay, the North Channel of the French River system.  When I arrived at the Lodge at Pine Cove, it was raining so Alex, the proprietor and our skipper, asked if I minded waiting until the rain passed before we […]

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The Long Goodbye

This particular memoir piece came about due to a photograph of an iron railing from a balcony.  It generated a variety of different stories in the class.  As for me, I was reminded of the cemetery gates at Wrenbury village in England where I grew up and a visit with my Nana. The wrought-iron gate […]

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