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.

Starting every day successfully

How I start my day with respect to breakfast. Is breakfast is the most important way to start your day so it is successful? A dietary presentation I attended talked about breakfast and how sugary cereals or other breakfast sandwiches … Continue reading

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Hippo Highways: Day 2 of our Walking Safari

Originally posted on Ann Cavitt Fisher:
In the late afternoons, hippos yawn A LOT. After spending most of the day in the water, they’re having a little oxygen deprivation issue. Photograph, Cat Gassiot. A sausage tree on the banks of…

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Gate A-4

Originally posted on Live & Learn:
Gate A-4 By Naomi Shihab Nye: Wandering around the Albuquerque Airport Terminal, after learning my flight had been delayed four hours, I heard an announcement: “If anyone in the vicinity of Gate A-4 understands any…

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I protested too much

Another disadvantage of getting a little seasoned every day, as in being a grizzled veteran of life, is that you are honest with yourself. Okay, that honesty is a good idea, isn’t it? If you expect a certain result, then … Continue reading

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July 1 was extra special this year

  July 1 is Canada Day, ironically I am writing this on July 4 which is USA’s national day. Allow me to say that over the years of travels to the United States, and interactions with some fellow bloggers in … Continue reading

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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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