Category Archives: Life

A Day in the Life of a City Hare

This hare was in front of my van again today when I headed out to work before noon. (Note how low the sun is in Edmonton in winter.) I managed to not scare him off too far as I got … Continue reading

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A New Year for This Blog (2018)

Welcome to 2018. Ahead of us lies a whole new year of possibilities. First, a few local photographs of Edmonton’s Fireworks last night in -27°C (-16.6°F) weather. The beautiful Edmonton skyline Here's to 2018 🙌 Photo by @trevortsoiphotography #yeggers A … Continue reading

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2017 Year-End Reflections

The year 2017 was to be one of healing and productivity. Instead, it was an unexpected perfect storm with some disastrous results that altered my life forever. Only images and music could express the things that words could not. 2017: … Continue reading

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Wrapping Up 2017 — Year in Review

When you’re over 50, you realize time travel is a thing. When bad things happen, when you lose people, you realize your life consists more of reliving memories than making new ones. You also realize that some things will never … Continue reading

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Photo Fiasco

Here is what happens when you share a number of photos on your smart phone and they fail to send. Or they seem to fail to send. Which is why you try again. A few times. At first nothing happened, … Continue reading

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Proof That There Are Reindeer, and Santa Has a Sleigh

Christmas Memory Yes, there are reindeer, and Santa has a sleigh. On Christmas mornings, the hot chocolate, cookies, and carrots we left by the tree were always consumed, with cookie and carrot crumbs remaining as if the snacks had been … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Being a Writer — by Jess Steven Hughes

Today’s post is by returning guest Jess Steven Hughes, author of four meticulously researched historical fiction books. I saw this inspirational, straight-from-the-heart post on Facebook and knew I had to share it. Here it is, reprinted with permission. Some thoughts on … Continue reading

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Children’s Christmas Letters 2

Originally posted on Windows into History:
Christmas History 29.  Last time we looked at some letters from children published in a January 1910 edition of the Iowa Homestead.  The following is another, heartwarming selection: Christmas eve we were surprised with…

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A Hare-Raising Year

Slide Show: Hares For All Seasons (29 photos) Birds of Strawberry Creek

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Get Back to Enjoying the Season by Buying Less and Living More

Two huge sources of stress during the holidays have to do with the constraints on our time and finances. We get so caught up in what is expected of us in this age of materialism that we barely have time … Continue reading

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