Month: May 2014

The Years of Living Dangerously… 10 Death Defying Feats We Performed in Our Youth.

I know it’s not intuitive that I (a retired English teacher) might have lived dangerously in my youth…but it’s true. Because we ALL did.  I grew up in the late 50’s and 60’s … I was a teenager in the 70’s. Those were dangerous times people!  1. We rode in cars without seat belts. Everyone …

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Treasure Hunting

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about family, about my grandmother and my mother and my stepfather. I’m not entirely sure why. It’s partly that spring always makes me nostalgic. And it’s partly because we are undergoing some home “improvements” and I am cleaning and decluttering in the wake of the workmen. And, it seems, …

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Ch-ch-ch changes

Yes, it’s spring on the Rideau alright. The geese have returned (oh joy!) The daffodils are blooming… and we are having spring renovations done. Why is it that after home renovations are complete you totally forget what a pain and a disruption they are…until you go down that road again?! This time (word choice here …

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