Monthly Archives: October 2014

Thoughts on Politics

I had two quick walks with Abby today – quick because I am madly busy, not only with my usual writing, but also with extra magazine work – and the current political campaign of course. As you can see, this … Continue reading

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Rainy Days and Mondays

Okay – so today had it all: first it was Monday (sigh) and then it rained – and then it let up just a bit while I was walking and sunlight glistened off the wet leaves and I cursed myself for … Continue reading

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Maple Mountain

Okay – we did Maple Mountain today: twice! In other words, we have every reason to feel chuffed. And we did it with an elderly dog (poor, Buddy – he’s going to be sore) and one person (me) still aching … Continue reading

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Mount Arrowsmith

I did it! I can tick Mount Arrowsmith off my list. Not only did I do it all the way to the top, but I did it in wet, windy weather: slippery rocks and roots and enough wind at the … Continue reading

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Anticipating a climb

Right – so there’s Mount Arrowsmith from Cokely Summit – disappearing in the top of the frame. It seems that good weather or bad, we’re going. Yay! (I think) And it couldn’t come at a better time: it’s been a … Continue reading

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Politics

There he is – that’s my man! Not in the “my man” sense. He’s the guy I am supporting in this year’s mayoral race in Nanaimo. Yes, after entering the political fray three years ago, I’m back. Our first serious … Continue reading

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Writing posts

So the thing is that at the end of a very busy day, like today – or yesterday or tomorrow and the day after for all that, I don’t seem to have a lot of creative juice or motivation left … Continue reading

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Back to Work

And I mean back to work with a vengeance. Today was busy: added to the interviews and stories were chores like changing a halogen light bulb (which takes a good 15 minutes with this particular fixture!) Heck, I once had … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

Things to be thankful for: my health and vitality my wonderful, beautiful, precious Abby my family – as I always say: the best cousins in the world and a wonderful nephew (my bro is okay too) mountains more mountains hope … Continue reading

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Westwood Ridges

It seems it’s been a very long time since I have hiked the Westwood Ridges – not since the spring, I think. And, true to form, it was a rainy day, it was with Julie, and we ended up huddling … Continue reading

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