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How I’m spending my dash

Just over a year ago, I blogged about the passage of time and our perception of it. The older I get, the more I fear a day when I’ll look back and wish I’d done things differently. I don’t want to be like the character in one of the novels I read this summer: “He found himself infused […]

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Summer Vacation

When I was growing up, we spent two weeks at Orr Lake every summer. I have lots of great memories, but one of my earliest is of evening walks to the store for the daily newspaper for my Dad and treats for us kids. Here’s a photo of my mother and me from around that […]

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The Canadian Reading Challenge: Alberta

Although my original selection for Alberta didn’t turn out as planned, there was no doubt that my next choice would fit the bill, since the front cover promises “A novel of strange adventure in the Alberta Badlands.” I don’t read many adventures, but the back cover description appealed to me, and I could envision the […]

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Fun with Photoshop Elements

I’ve been using Photoshop Elements for nearly nine years to edit photos to be used on client websites and for the last year or two, to make Pinterest-worthy blog images. Now that I’m getting back into photography, I’m eager to explore some of its other possibilities. This project began with the above photo of the sun shining through the fog […]

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Challenge completed!

At the beginning of the year, I was excited to learn about a Reading Challenge posted by Modern Mrs. Darcy and decided it was right up my alley. There have been a couple of times where I wished I hadn’t, but determined to see it through, I persevered and am pleased to announce that I’m done! […]

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The pieces are falling into place

Don’t you love it when you think about something, and everything starts to come together? The Intent On November 1, I received an email from someone I know who is studying to become a coach, asking if I would volunteer to be a “practice client.” One of the topics she suggested was what you want more of […]

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Let’s shoot some photos!

As I mentioned the other day, I’m getting back into photography, something I’ve been wanting to do since the beginning of the year. I’ve even treated myself to a new camera, a Canon PowerShot SX710 HS. I love that it has the capabilities of my old SLR, the portability of my Canon PowerShot SD1100IS, and the ability […]

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In praise of reading – and other leisure activities

For some reason, I thought today was World Book Lover’s Day. By the time I realized it had taken place on August 9th, I’d already found this wonderful photo, but since I seem to blog about books more than anything else, I decided to use it anyway. There’s a strong possibility that I might be a workaholic. The main […]

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