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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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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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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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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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