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Migration

A few years ago in academic circles, a movement began called “Popular History.” Literally, this is the history of the people, not kings, queens or generals.   385 more words

Elder Blogger

Parts Unknown

OK, I admit it. I am an Anthony Bourdain fan. Love the series of travel/food shows. We tend to record and watch TV shows of interest, in the winter, when we can’t spend time outdoors in the evening. 239 more words

Food

Hail the Snail 2.25

Much like my last mail call, this is a bit messed up since I should have posted some of the following on the 15th. Blogging just hasn’t been a priority over the past month or so, but hopefully as the year progresses I can begin to prioritize  394 more words

Hobbies

It seems so much longer …

Strange post title some may think, but today it is three months since I retired from working life. Not a long time, but like the title says “Seems so much longer …” Of course, my initial plan has gone out of the window. 375 more words

Work

Good wind

Mom said It’s an ill wind that brings no good with it. I’ve tried to tell myself that thought when misfortune strikes and sure enough its true. 275 more words

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A New Year For New Things

Every year the same thing happens. I get the bug to start fresh. Try new things. Jump back into old projects that I promise I’ll actually work on and finish “this time”. 558 more words

Hobbies

A game for all the family

On Wednesday it was national Winnie the Pooh day. Winnie the Pooh has always been one of my favourite children’s characters. However unfortunately my celebration of this national day didn’t include a nice cuddly bear, I had an encounter with a completely different type of poo. 381 more words