Monthly Archives: November 2013

I’D DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY

It’s a glorious sunny morning.  Sheba and I are out on our daily morning run. It’s really a slow trot with a stop every half block.  It’s exhilarating.  I feel every cell in my being oxygenated and revived.  My spirit … Continue reading

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POSTCRIPT FROM THE LEDGE

You’ve made it to retirement and if you think you can just fall back into life again, guess again! It’s not that easy.  The life you once knew is no more.  For one thing, you’ve grown up.  No, you’ve grown … Continue reading

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REACHING

I am not sure why I reach so far and hard for things out of my reach.  There are so many good things close at hand, but somehow things beyond my grasp are always more attractive.  You know the saying, … Continue reading

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RESOLVES

Sunday morning, snow raining down.  Looking out my window the title of the movie, Snow Falling on Cedars, comes to me.  Pictures and words come to me and I speak of them out loud, not that they have anything to … Continue reading

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THE LINE OF RESPECT

It is Saturday morning.  Breakfast and dishes are done.  I am sitting here with my second cup of tea.  Somewhere in downtown Saskatoon, there is a big rally on defending our climate, defend our communities.  I am not there.  There … Continue reading

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A THOUSAND NAMES FOR JOY

I am reading Byron Katie’s A Thousand Names for Joy.  I am always in perpetual pursuit of happiness.  Perhaps it is the ultimate book for me because it is about living in harmony with the way things are. I love … Continue reading

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STUFF THAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF

Last night I dreamed that I cut my hair during my coffee break.  It took me almost two hours and I hadn’t done my back yet.  By that time my shift was over.  I had wondered, in my dream, who … Continue reading

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LET IT BE

I am my own worse enemy so much of the time.  But on this day, Sunday, the day before Remembrance Day, I find myself singing one of the Beatles’ song: ‘When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary … Continue reading

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DOING THE BEST WE CAN

I did not show up for my novel this morning.  It was intentional.  I felt at an impasse – boxed in by my own words.  It was best to let it sit and percolate on its own. It’s Saturday and … Continue reading

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NO WORDS TODAY

Everyone needs a day off.  Today was one of those days for me.  My desk was as messy as ever.  The how-to manual close by.  My writing jacket was on the back of my chair.   I had no words.  … Continue reading

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