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A Fresh Chapter

Happy New Year! We’ve begun a fresh chapter: The Something Of Our Ways. Hope to see you there…  

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Happiness Is…

Eighteen intensity-packed days condensed down to 2 minutes of feel-goodness. Thank you, Mark!

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Happiness Is…

The many wise, warm, wonderful women who enrich my life.

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Mind Games

We fight about clean-up a lot at our place. About keeping the common areas tidy. Participating in household chores. During after-battle tears, yesterday, Lucy admitted “I know it’s for our own good, Mom. So we’ll know how to clean up.” … Continue reading

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Happiness Is…

Three glorious, sun-filled days. Eating, drinking and being merry. With fabulous, fabulous family.

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Hey. You. Get Offa My Blog.

I truly hope to reach my golden years. And if I do, I sure hope I don’t find that I have alienated myself from every one of my children. And if I have, I really hope that none of my … Continue reading

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Reflections

“As Hope Edelman puts it so well in her book Motherless Daughters: ‘Our mothers are our most direct connection to our history and our gender.’ By their presence or absence, the example they set or the lack of it, their … Continue reading

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Kickin Cousins

It’s August 29, 1982. Five days after my sweet-17. Relatives drop in and I’m sent to the local orchard to pick up some apples. It’s a 4km drive. My 12 year old cousin, Susie, joins me for the ride. We … Continue reading

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Life Imitates Art

Hilarious.

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Extreme Vacationing

Unbelievably, our long-awaited cross-country train trip has come and gone. What a wild, wild ride. It was our longest family vacation, to date. And certainly our most intense. Compared to the hardcore Rocky Mountain hiking, biking and camping of my … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, My Baby

Twelve years ago today, our beautiful Lucy was born. Thank you, Lucy, for sharing your warmth, your wisdom, your wit, your creativity, your love, your courage, your perspective, your passion, your steadiness of self. And thank you for your patience … Continue reading

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Am I Touching Something?

“You can keep them bottled up, but they will come out, Michael. Sometimes in the most unexpected… Hey, where the @!*# are my hard-boiled eggs?!“ – Tobias Fünke. Good Grief! Arrested Development 2004. My life is brimming with beautiful people. … Continue reading

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Backtalk and Fighting and Glares. Oh My.

They sure looked innocent back then. Actually, they still look pretty innocent. I’m sure being trapped on a train with them for six days will improve things for all of us. Wait a minute…

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Join Us October 2

If you’ll be in Ottawa October 2, 2011, we’d love you to join Mark, Bayla, myself and our team mates for a beautiful 5km saunter along the Ottawa River to raise funds for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. You can … Continue reading

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Happiness Is…

Carefree times with my healthy, happy, healing, better-than-ever Sweet!

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