A 50th Anniversary is Special in Many Ways

May 29, 2013

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A 50th anniversary of anything is a big deal, whether that be a wedding anniversary, the duration of a business, a birthday, a career, a bottle of fine Scotch or a vintage vinyl recording. Heck, I’m amazed that the Rolling Stones are still on tour after that long! This week marks a special anniversary for my […]

Showing Signs of Rust

May 15, 2013

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(I have been in “stealth mode” the last couple of weeks, dealing with a few “smoldering fires” on the personal front. I can say that sometimes having an unscheduled break in the routine causes some reflection of the routine as a whole, the future.  I am happy to say that the Cubbyholewriter is back at the computer […]

Moustaches – On Demand – for a Loonie

April 30, 2013

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When I was a small child and learned to appreciate the smallest treasures, it was over-the-moon exciting to plop that dime or quarter into the coin slot, give the knob a good crank and peek into the drop cavity for a gum ball, a plastic novelty, or perhaps a handful of penny candy. I was too […]

Posted in: Leftovers, Traditions

Not theYellow Ribbon I’d Expected

April 22, 2013

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I hate it when somebody bursts that fragile, romantic bubble I attach to songs, places, etc. For instance, the other day Hubby and I were enjoying a cool beverage in the warm sunshine (hooray, finally) and listening to the oldies channel of our favourite 70’s tunes, when a real blast from the past started to play. […]

Posted in: Mid-Life Quirks

Driving Parents to Shades of Grey

April 15, 2013

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I think God’s been poking at me the last day or so, getting me to notice (yet again) that time on the calendar is rushing by. You see, I caught the neighbour’s eldest son backing the family car out onto their driveway the other day. How could that be?! Last time I checked with his […]

Ahead of My Time

April 6, 2013

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It’s not that unusual to lose track of the time when faced with a full schedule. I’m rarely late for appointments, something I value in other people too. Given a choice, it’s better to lose track of the time when having fun. This week, however, I lost track of multiple appointments over a couple of days – […]

Spring is Riz – and This is How the Garden Iz

April 2, 2013

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“There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story.” – Linda Hogan Alleluia, the waiting seems to finally be over! Not only has Easter been a celebration of joy and rebirth, but Spring has also arrived […]

And Baby Takes the Prize

March 25, 2013

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As someone who has been out of the loop as far as attending baby showers up until two years ago, and having recently attended another one, I observed a few interesting changes in the whole affair. While there’s nothing wrong with the traditional way of gathering women friends and relatives together to coo over the new […]

10 Easy Ways to Mess with a Young Mind

March 22, 2013

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For the last few days, I have been stuffing my head with technical bits and pieces, trying to become more comfortable with social media, but sadly some of that knowledge has already leaked out my ears and has puddled on the floor under my desk, waiting for someone to come clean up the mess. While I have […]

Confessions of a Bookstore Junkie

March 14, 2013

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I discovered a valid gift card to Chapters Indigo the other day, and I can’t wait to get there and poke around the aisles of books. I admit I’m a bookstore junkie by association. I’m blaming my obsession on my mother. I know that may sound like a cheap shot considering she is peacefully departed and […]