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Journey of Life: Five Travel Tips

Sunday, August 22, 2010      11 comments

There's a fun article in the Saturday edition of the National Post about a recent travel writers' conference put on the by the Cuba Tourism Board . . . with a rebellious travel writer who decided pretty much not to participate in the programme l... Read more

Point Pelee: Canada's Sanibel

Friday, August 13, 2010      9 comments

We took a little break last weekend to travel to the southernmost part of Canada, Point Pelee. This is a peninsula jutting into lake Erie which extends below the 42nd parallel -- more southerly than Rome or Barcelona. As a bird and butter... Read more

After-Acquired Motivation and Sunk Costs

Wednesday, August 04, 2010      11 comments

"Watermellen knows motivation happens AFTER the workout -- not so much before". Motivation gets a lot of air time on SP blogs and message boards, And that's a recent status for me -- which kinda hit me all of a sudden. But having po... Read more

Brain Fitness: Building Happiness Neurons!!

Sunday, August 01, 2010      10 comments

A recent blog by PUDLECRAZY got me thinking about an article I'd read on new research in neuroplasticity: our brains have huge potential to to grow and change, even as adults. If you are interested in reading the whole article, here's the ... Read more

Coffee/Dog/Book or Tea/Cat/Movies?

Sunday, July 25, 2010      16 comments

A recent comment on WALKINGANNIE's Spark Page, following up on my "Ambrose the hero hound" blog: "I often think to myself that there tend to be coffee people and tea people; dog people and cat people; book people and movie/TV people: and I'... Read more

Can I Nominate My Official Best Dog Ever?

Saturday, July 24, 2010      9 comments

Really love ANNASBF's "Official Best Dog Ever" blog: here is the link, the wonderful story of her giant schnauzer rescue dog who rescued her and her two little girls from some pretty bad guys:
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In Recovery from a Specially Busy Time

Wednesday, July 21, 2010      10 comments

After a wonderful week of holidays (an outstanding creative writing course) my work has been particularly demanding in the last short while. All-consuming, actually: much much time plus much much emotional energy. I've worked right through s... Read more

Dessert in a Cup

Wednesday, June 30, 2010      9 comments

The number of calories -- and the quantity of fat and sugar -- in a number of popular cold summer beverages is pretty shocking, at least according to a recent article in the Toronto Globe and Mail. Gotta admit, I don't have these things often bu... Read more

Five Minutes Exercise a Day Controls Weight Gain

Wednesday, June 30, 2010      5 comments

That's what a recent article in the Toronto Star claims: and it's based upon Harvard School of Public Health research. Here's the link if you want to read the whole thing:
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Saturday, June 26, 2010      14 comments

Cautiously tried a run again today and yay! was able to trot around the track for a steady 30 minutes, wearing shoes and socks, and without any significant objection from my toe! This makes me very very happy indeed. (When I tried two we... Read more

Graduation: Taking Time to Celebrate

Sunday, June 20, 2010      16 comments

Our son's graduation this past week was a specially happy occasion: the weather was gorgeous all day; the university put on a wonderful garden party with a trio playing classical music and then a parade of the gowned graduands to Convocation Ha... Read more

Benign Smiles

Wednesday, June 09, 2010      15 comments

Received the path lab results today: there was a benign haemangioma (collection of blood vessels gone wild) under the toenail -- but not (thanks, SP Friends, for all the good wishes beamed my way) a melanoma. It was not nothing at all, a... Read more

Why I Don't Cook Much Anymore!

Sunday, June 06, 2010      13 comments

I posted this comment on GEODAWG's blog, in which she describes making 70 sandwiches for a graduation party (and regrets, no kidding, not having been able to lose a pound this past week): "It's so tough to be the lady having to deal with fo... Read more

"Oh what is so fair as a day in June?"

Friday, June 04, 2010      8 comments

The next line, as I recall, reads "Then if ever come perfect days." This is one of those poetry frags which sticks in my head -- and I can't find the source with a quick internet search. Or I'd credit the author of course! ( If any S... Read more

Gotta Toe the Line . . .

Thursday, May 27, 2010      14 comments

About a month ago my dermatologist saw something she didn't like on my big toe under the nail . . . and referred me to a surgeon for a biopsy, who didn't like it either. Today was the day for the procedure; I'm hopeful that the biopsy re... Read more

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