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Yearly Archives: 2009

Valentine’s Day

Did you know Valentine’s Day dates back to pagan Roman ‘parties’ that involved activities you may find offensive. It’s surprising this Hallmark day had such crude roots. I much prefer to associate it with gentle and kind love.    According to National Geographic there is another legend about it’s roots: “According to the story, in […]

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Oh Deer

A pair of mule deer caught on our side road. Living where I do, meeting up with deer out in the open is a common occurence. What appears to be round white spots under their muzzles is really the frost from their breath. There is also a trail of their frosty breath along each deer’s […]

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Inside-Out Envelopes: “green” tip

Many of you know that I write a weekly environment column for a lifestyle newspaper here in Alberta. Each week I write about simple everyday things we can do to reduce our environmental footprint. About a year ago I mentioned that thanks to Junie Moon I learned another cool tip regarding envelopes. I’m going to […]

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Dancing into the Golden Years …

From yesterday’s snow fairies to love, pure and simple. Is that not the picture of love and joy? That man was smiling constantly as if he were already in heaven. I felt such joy and warmth just watching him. Tell me when you have seen or experienced such spontaneous joy and love. === “You can […]

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A quote that knocked my socks off so I wanted to share it with you.   Hold on to what is good, even if it is a handful of earth. Hold on to what you believe, even if it is a tree which stands alone. Hold on to what you must do, even if it […]

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