Category Archives: writing

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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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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My great grandchildren will not be white

That’s a bold prediction from someone so naturally fair of skin and hair. I am okay with that possibility. First, I can say that because I have brown offspring from a mixed marriage. In my eyes and their doting Aunties’, … 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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Little jot cards get around

Just when we thought I couldn’t find a smaller jot journal… I received a bag of nifty little key ring language card packs as part of the loot I purchased from a local fundraising auction. The previous owner used to teach English in … Continue reading

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