Category Archives: Life

Happy Summer Solstice

Happy summer solstice, the longest day of the year. What are you doing with all your extra daylight? For us here at latitude 53.5ºN, it means 17 hours and 3 minutes of sunlight today (5:04 a.m. to 10:07 p.m.). The … Continue reading

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June 2017 Roundup: Life

While I am away from my blog, I have selected and scheduled articles from several categories. A different theme will post each day. Today’s roundup theme is life, including blog awards and links/tips. Life posts about travel, events, and the … Continue reading

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I Graduated. Now I’m Starting “Bridges” Guitar Book 4

After our guitar ensemble and recital on May 28, my instructor moved me into Bridges Guitar Repertoire and Studies 4–a shiny new blue book in the series. Apparently, I graduated from book 3. In total, Bridges 4 is my 5th … Continue reading

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Guitar Recital 2017

The 2017 classical guitar recital was held during beautiful summer weather on Sunday, May 28 at Jamie Philip’s studio space, just off 124 Street in Edmonton, Alberta. The program The 90-minute classical guitar program consisted of two ensemble groups, solo … Continue reading

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Taking Time to Smell the Flowers

It’s May, finally beautiful, and here in Edmonton the “other life” begins–the life of being awake, active, and mobile. With the roads clear of snow, sunrise at 5:25 a.m. (which means it’s light before 5), and sunset at 9:36 p.m. … Continue reading

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Off to My Writing Retreat

For the next four and a half days, I will be on a writing retreat–my first ever. I’ve wanted to do this for about a decade, so it’s a pretty big deal. There is no Internet, so I will have … Continue reading

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Pinakin, remember my name – #ATOZCHALLENGE

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Pinakin, its name of the person who is writing this post. Now you must be thinking why he is writing a blog post on his name. Because my friend, every name has a story to…

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Wake Up and Smell the Coffee

“Wake up and smell the coffee” was my first thought this morning. The enchantment of dark, fresh-ground coffee beans percolated through to my conscious mind. Enticed, I rose eagerly to make my strong latte instead of hitting the snooze button. When … Continue reading

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Walk a Mile in My Shoes

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Its April of 2017 and Day 23 of A to Z Challenge. I am doing Idiom a day and 8 line poem for the idiom. Idiom: Walk a Mile in my Shoes Meaning: understanding someone before…

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“The Cold Was Just Sitting in Floating Blankets of Pure Brrr”

This is somewhat of a weird post. It may seem random, as I’m interconnecting my obsession with weather, brutal cold, photographs, and writing. However, if you happened to have read Wrapping Up a Successful 2016 (year in review) or A … Continue reading

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