Category Archives: cats

Cats and Dogs

The furry roommates were suspicious about my housecleaning efforts last weekend. Perhaps they were concerned by all the talk of The Year of the Dog.   I reassured them that we would not allow a drooling dog live in our … Continue reading

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Winter is sucking and blowing

January is almost over. I feel gratitude for the weekends, volunteer opportunities and family outings. I am tired of the hurdles and obstacles of getting around the city.   I am thankful for the weekend break, for a visit from … Continue reading

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Strokes of finesse in painting a poem

As part of my lifelong learning activities, I recently attended Sumi-e painting classes. This was just an introductory level to learning the nuances of preparing one’s ink, wetting the brush and applying just the right pressure when stroking the rice … Continue reading

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25 years of connecting a community

This past month has brought daily work day commutes, social outings and a stinky, humid heat wave – in September! My writing activities were limited to journal entries, resume updates, politely stern mail messages and drafting another letter of complaint … Continue reading

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Rainy Sunday Mewsings

It’s a rainy Sunday and I’ve been up since 6:00 a.m. It was nice to emerge from dreamland to the tapping of rain against the bedroom window. It was mildly unpleasant to be roused by a needy cat. As I … Continue reading

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Paying your kids to move out

I recently helped pay moving out expenses for one of my offspring. Some Canadian parents are willing to pay their young adult children to stay away from the nest for good. “A poll by Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce says … Continue reading

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Farewell to March! Hellooo, April!

Finally, we said goodbye to March. It seemed to stick around for-ev-verrrr! In the Ottawa Valley, it came in like a soggy little lamb. The days dragged on with waiting for buses in to the city and back for the … Continue reading

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