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Category Archives: my life

Downsized

No, I’m not talking about the movie that’s hit the theatres this season. I’m talking about the real deal — again. After actually selling nearly all our belongings in the estate sale, and finally letting go of boxes upon boxes of things that once belonged to each of our mothers, including items we had as […]

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Looking Forward

New year. New beginnings. New you. Look ahead. (from Dogwood Photography’s 2018 weekly challenge). “Every moment is a fresh beginning.” — T.S. Eliot When I created a new 2018 folder in Lightroom to hold my 2018 photos, something spurred me to look at the numbers of photographs I’ve taken each year. I noticed that the […]

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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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