Category Archives: Health and wellness

An unbearable self-realization

It’s the end of April and it still doesn’t feel like spring in the Ottawa Valley. The weather people still use “flurries” in their forecast vocabulary. I think the landlord has already turned off the heat in our building. Time … Continue reading

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Yes you can complain about the weather but

You can complain, commiserate with other locals but after that you just suck it up – or write silly poetry. It was early on Saturday morning and I was preparing to venture out for the day. The cats were fed … Continue reading

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Adapting to change

It took a while for Miss Geneva to warm up to the new arrival. She shares my preferences for keeping things calm and unchanged. After that upset last month with the contractors, I didn’t want to cause the cats more … Continue reading

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It all started when I noticed a strange smell

I was relieved that my downstairs neighbours did not blame me for their apartment dripping with water last week. On a related note, most of my writing activities lately have been polite emails to my landlord, and instructional signs to … Continue reading

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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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Writing pleas about bags in trees

My recent writing activities included a poem about a plastic bag stuck in a nearby tree.  The sight of bags and other litter stuck in trees makes me sad. How about you? — Oh plastic bag in nearby tree, How … Continue reading

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