Month: January 2018

Old Friends and New

Psychologists agree, the secret to healthy aging is maintaining strong social contacts. Making new friends, and keeping the old. Same with our wardrobe, don’t you think? A healthy, workable wardrobe means that we acquire a few new pieces each season and the rest is comprised of wearable, older pieces which we still love. And, I …

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Our Curated Lives

I’ve been thinking about social media for the past day or so. About the carefully curated persona we present to the world through Facebook or Instagram. I mean “curated” like I curate my closet, in the sense that the images and details are “chosen, organized and presented” very deliberately, to achieve a certain end. Some …

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New Year; New Stuff

Ah, yes. Winter in Manotick. Everything is lovely and clean, pristine and peaceful. Bucolic, even. Especially after a snowfall. Especially in the bush. I love when it snows just after New Years. Making everything look, well… new year new. That’s my theme today, actually. New stuff. We saw lots of chickadees today while we were …

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I Need a Good Book

I really, really need a good book. Not just a good book, but a great one. A big bitey, juicy, descriptive, character-driven book. One that will captivate me in the first chapter, transport me to wherever it is set, and make me forget all about the world… kind of book. Not necessarily a serious book, …

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