Monthly Archives: September 2013

Lazy Sunday

  Lazy Sundays are good: they are especially good when it happens to be warm and sunny and all you want to do anyway is slow down. So this morning, after taking Abby for a short walk, I shopped at … Continue reading

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Paradise Meadows

Today’s post is, quite obviously, very picture heavy. And it can’t be anything but. You see, Paradise Meadows is simply one of the most photogenic places on Vancouver Island. It doesn’t matter where or when you point your camera – … Continue reading

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Money

After yesterday’s post, which seemed to revolve more or less around taking money out of the schools equation, I began pondering the entire subject of money. We tell our children to “do what you love and the money will follow.” … Continue reading

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One More Thought on Cedar Schools

Here’s the question – and we should pose it to every school trustee. If you took money completely out of the equation, would you vote to close the schools? I other words, money is not an issue – there is … Continue reading

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Closing Cedar Schools

After a conversation with a Cedar Mom (and friend) last night, I thought I’d write something about my feelings about closing Cedar elementary schools, creating a mega-elementary school and closing the Cedar high school. One word: stupid. More words: short-sighted, … Continue reading

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Age 79

  Listening to the radio this morning – learned that the mysterious “they” had done another one of those studies that seem to occupy the scientific world. Why find a cure for cancer when you can study the reasons why … Continue reading

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Strathcona – Mount Drabble

  Okay – Mount Drabble today – an 8-hour hike with some very steep up s and a few tricky trail sections. And You know what that means? A perfect hike of course! Strathcona is just the best place on … Continue reading

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Yellow Point Park

  My “should” for today was all about gardening: pruning the strawberries, weeding the blueberries and pulling out the old lettuce plants, etc. and mulching the garden. I didn’t do any of that – and my feeling of guilt is … Continue reading

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The Zoo

  There’s something lovely about emerging from a hot bubble bath after hiking for six hours (mostly uphill) and then sitting is the warm sunlight to write and relax and really – have nothing at all on the agenda for … Continue reading

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