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Yearly Archives: 2017

My Wish for You

As this year fades to an end allowing the New to bloom and blossom, I wish to thank each and every one of you for your visits here. Most of all I’ve appreciated when you take time to leave me a note and times when you’ve touched my heart by sharing some intimate or meaningful moment […]

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Christmas memory

Photo credit: Provincial Archives of Alberta, BL1243/2 — Eaton’s Santa Claus Parade, Edmonton Alberta I remember when Mom used to take me to Eatons. We never had much money but Christmas is when we would go. Everyone was always dressed up in those days (the 1950’s), even if we didn’t have a lot of money. Men […]

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How to get started sorting through years of digital photos

“In order to remember, we have to access and interact with the photos, rather than just amass them.” —Linda Henkel, Point-and-Shoot Memories, Psychological Science (2013) We’re taking photos.  Obviously they’re important to us.  But then what? In my previous post, I urged you to get your photos printed — at least your favourites. You don’t […]

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Why You Need to Print Your Photos … today

Why you need to print your photos … today: “An image in hand can touch your heart more deeply than an image on a computer screen. Printed photographs are gifts.” ~Meredith Wynn Computers fail. Hard drives crash. USB sticks and DVDs can and do corrupt. Even back-up discs can die or fail. Technology changes. Most […]

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autumn leaves must fall

“The shed of leaves became a cascade of red and gold and after a time the trees stood skeletal against a sky of weathered tin. The land lay bled of its colors. The nights lengthened, went darker, brightened in their clustered stars. The chilled air smelled of woodsmoke, of distances and passing time. Frost glimmered […]

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Owning less is better than organizing more

Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go. In this world and times of up-sizing and up-selling I’m delighted to be part of the downsizing community. As you know, our recent move was specifically for the purpose of downsizing both in yard space and home size. It has been a breath of […]

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