Author Archives: dfolstad58

About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. Enjoy my second experiment with blogging. thanks.

Arnold Chan – Member of Parliament

Saturday, June 17, 2017 In the Globe & Mail newspaper I read an article written by Laura Stone.  If you want to read the short article – click here I don’t as a rule find my blog inspirations from newspaper … Continue reading

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Welcome to my world again

I thought it would be a good idea to move some pictures from my phone to my blog and voila, today’s post. I bumped into a friend and he asked me what have I been up to, and this is … Continue reading

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Kodachrome World

Yesterday the theme of my weekly Toastmasters Club meeting was Colour. There is so much science about color, cultural perceptions about colour that are specific to different parts of the world. I also learned that color blindness is much more … Continue reading

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Stand By Me – Marvin Gaye

http://wp.me/p19pY3-vu Most posts I write now are read but in 2012 when I wrote this i probably didn’t have many readers, but I  still liked what I said. Maybe you will also. Enjoy the last days of spring this week. … Continue reading

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So many shades of Green

Two decades ago I regularly spent long periods in the hospital, having surgery and moving forward hoping for success. Hoping to return to my own bed in my home, my own life, to working even. No needs to remind a … Continue reading

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The answer to “What is the Process?”

I find it strange almost everyone would accept a organ transplant if they needed one, but the majority of people have not taken 5 minutes to confirm being a organ donor.  I understand some racial groups are especially notorious for … Continue reading

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Unexpected, welcome, and appreciated

  I have discovered that people are surprised by compliments or expressions of appreciation. I don’t mean with family, or your closest friends – they aren’t surprised. I mean the people you see regularly, but you don’t know their birthday, … Continue reading

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Watching the People Go By

In the sunny burg where I live, Penticton, on Saturday mornings there is a big farmer’s market every week from May to October.  All together it is about 4 blocks of market chaos.  {click farmer’s market  or Penticton to learn … Continue reading

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One Way to Prepare for the UK

Originally posted on Susie Lindau's Wild Ride:
I will travel far and wide in Europe this summer and will drive during part of the trip. No big deal, right? I drive all the time. But I’ve never driven in…

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Killing Me Softly and Sweetly

American Pie – Don McLean’s ballad certainly is a catchy tune and just the title may have started you singing the chorus. Bye, bye Miss American Pie Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry And them … Continue reading

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