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The Person I’ve Become

May 1, 2016 / 10 Comments
personal brand

About a year and a half ago, I read Lisa Montanaro’s blog post, Looking at the Woman You Are Through the Eyes of Your Younger Self. It sparked my interest and I bookmarked it with the intention of leaving a comment after I’d had more time to think about it. Then, not surprisingly, I forgot […]

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The Dresser

June 24, 2015 / 1 Comment
mirror

Scott and I were watching a movie last week – I think it was I’ll Follow You Down – when something caught my eye. I immediately asked Scott to rewind, and quickly snapped the above picture. You see that mirror? You can’t really see the details, but I am 100% certain that it’s the exact […]

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The Library of Mom

June 12, 2015 / 1 Comment
The Library of Mom

My mother loved to read. It wasn’t unusual for her to read an entire book in one day, but she preferred something really meaty. One time I was going to the library and she asked me to bring her some books. I protested that I didn’t know what she liked or what she’d already read, […]

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Springtime in Ontario

May 24, 2015 / 4 Comments
trilliums

It’s taken its sweet time, but it seems like spring has finally arrived. It’s a good thing too, because summer’s just around the corner! I feel like I’ve been neglecting this poor little blog, and I’m not sure if it’s because I’ve been spending so much time away from my desk that I haven’t had […]

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A tribute to June Barclay

March 25, 2015 / 3 Comments
June Barclay

One year ago today, one of the sweetest people who ever lived breathed her last breath. In her memory, I’m re-posting something I wrote about her back in 2002. She had a framed copy of it on her wall when she passed away. A Very Special Lady They got married just before he went overseas […]

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Ten Years

January 25, 2015 / 6 Comments
my family June 1986

Since I’m a big fan of romantic comedies, whether novels or movies, it was no surprise that I thoroughly enjoyed reading What Alice Forgot. It hooked me in very quickly (the quote I used in my last post came from page 6) and held my interest not just because of the story and characters, but because […]

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Merry Christmas

December 25, 2014 / 0 Comments
noel

These salt and pepper shakers belonged to my grandparents and are probably older than I am. One of my favourite parts of this season is bringing out treasures like this and remembering times spent with loved ones. It’s interesting how every family has its own traditions. I was quite surprised when I later learned that […]

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