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Living in the Splendour of the Moment

I sat down to enjoy reading a book the other day and I caught myself also turning on the television. I caught myself and I realized that I was trying to multitask reading which stunned me and disappointed me. It … 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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Reality is a breath of fresh air 

Certainly I love palm trees, and ocean waves but right now it’s winter, officially so in a few days, and I prefer reality. There was a period, long ago, when I was unable to enjoy fresh breezes, and sunlight due … Continue reading

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Life’s Stories take planning

I was reading in the travel section of the Globe & Mail a few days ago and the writer commented “Don’t plan life. Live it.” This struck me because an outgoing friend of mine says the opposite ” You don’t … Continue reading

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Every day is a special occasion

Every day is a special occasion. Yes!, it’s up to me (and you) whether the day is celebrated or not.  I know, you had to work, and so did I but still it’s a day to be celebrated. Why? It’s … Continue reading

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What Sparks your memories?

Our minds are interesting organs. They retain our memories including poems we learned in school, songs we sang along with the radio (wrong lyrics and all).  I will be listening to a song I haven’t heard for decades but my … Continue reading

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It’s hard to believe but it happened

Since I planted roots here in the Okanagan, summer holidays have without exception been the “Tourist In My Home Town” variety. I have a close friend though who has been encouraging me to briefly forgo the Okanagan for another holiday … Continue reading

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Tennis is not the only place where Serve is Important

A lot of people, myself included, are watching the French Open, which is an annual tennis tournament in France. Voila! As you watch the competitors you notice many things, that they towel their face a great deal, there are a … Continue reading

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It’s been a long hard day, and I’ve been working like a dog

Have you had a long hard day? or do you just like this song and recognized it right away? Did you start to sing it and did you smile?  This post  is dedicated to my lovely wife, Sue. She puts in … Continue reading

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You Sunk My Battleship

Growing up I didn’t have to walk knee-deep in snow ten miles uphill to and from school each day but my childhood was certainly different from the current generation. Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by … Continue reading

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