Weather or not

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Autumn is here, but the weather has been quite pleasant for the first few days. The weekend of September 24-25 was glorious – highs of about 18 C (just under 70 F). On Saturday the 24th, a group of eight … Continue reading

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Falling into… well, you know

I won’t bore you with reflections on the poignant transition from summer to fall. And the bracing briskness of fresh-start or new-beginnings inspiration that back to school time brings. Instead, I will use a broader lens, to consider the ‘season’ … Continue reading

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Stress Less Ness

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Some years back, grocery stores used to have coin sorting machines. You could dump all your loose coins into a receptacle. The coins would drop and be funneled into separate slots and, within minutes, you would have stacks of pennies, … Continue reading

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Summer Job

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I could look out any window of our offices on the 23rd floor of the Toronto Star building and get a bird’s eye view of the city. From the panoramic sweep along the eastern lakeshore, with its string of warehouses … Continue reading

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Kicking Off Summer

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Summer in the City Begins… Now! Last weekend (May 21-23) was to Canada what Memorial Day weekend is to the United States – the first long weekend of summer. The weather cooperated with the calendar and it was the perfect … Continue reading

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May Days

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In my four-season corner of the world, May is supposed to be the crowning glory of spring. April showers should drenched the earth to bring forth May flowers. Temperatures should be in the mid teens (Celcius – mid 50s Fahrenheit). … Continue reading

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It’s in the bag

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  Some people collect coins, stamps or travel souvenirs, I collect boxes and containers. I delight in the process of selecting what to put in a container, then choosing where to place it. The same organizational drive extends to my … Continue reading

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