Category Archives: Loves and Losses

Truly Madly Deeply

Has this ever happened to you?  You are standing there, minding your own business, when someone comes up and asks you to share your list of the people, both living and dead, that you would most like to invite to … Continue reading

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The Opposite of Houseboat

Adventure: an unusual and exciting, typically hazardous, experience or activity. daring and exciting activity calling for enterprise and enthusiasm. Happy New Year everyone!  It has been far too long since I have posted on this blog, and it’s wonderful to … Continue reading

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Amazing Grace and The Christmas China

When my mom was a child, growing up in Fernie, a small mining town in Southern BC, her family was poor.  My mom and her sisters each had only an unimaginable one skirt to wear to school.  (Skirts were required … Continue reading

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Holes In The Ice

This last Friday was one of those days where truth is stranger than fiction, one of those days where events arise and collide in ways that make you believe in irony, fate, destiny and the urgent need to celebrate every … Continue reading

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Escape From Winter

One of the first things we heard about life in Yellowknife, even before we moved there, was that it is a wonderful place to live, and that it also a wonderful place to leave for a while every winter.  Recognizing … Continue reading

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I Will Remember You, or, A Shopping List Is No Substitute For A Brother

Its four years ago today that my brother Scott died, suddenly and tragically.  Although sudden or not, motorcycle crash or not, it would have been tragic. I don’t like to remember this day four years ago;  it was the worst … Continue reading

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Eulogy For a Good Dog

One of the things that happen when you move is that you finally get around to things you’ve been putting off.  So now those annoying things in our house that never worked quite right have all been fixed.  And I … Continue reading

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