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Bearing the Unbearable Truth


The novel I’m working on, Magda’s Mysterious Stranger, addresses this horrendous issue of child soldiers. My heart aches for these kids.

Magda and her friends, Brent, Jo, Shauna, and Rowan, encounter a man that has a lot of anger and behaves suspiciously. 70 more words

Amber Harvey

Toopsy and Binoo!

Please meet Toopsy and Binoo. They are two more of my current neighbors, and they are Angora rabbits. They were given (as gifts??) to my hosts, who quickly realized that Angora rabbits are not the most sociable beings on the planet. 104 more words


Wide Open Spaces


Oh no!  This hike isn’t even 1 of the 23 on my Mayne Island Hiking Guide!  (my goal for this month is to hit all 23 entries from the guide).   668 more words


Art and Landscape connecting one brushstroke at a time

Some days simply overflowing with humble gratitude. An unexpected belly laugh from your partner, child or a friend. The dampness of morning air on your cheek. 258 more words


Gulf Islands homeowners blame BC Ferries for declining property values

WATCH: Homeowners on two Gulf Islands say BC Ferries cutbacks are killing their property values. Kylie Stanton reports.

While most people are finding that their latest property assessments are either stable or up slightly, homeowners on two Gulf Islands are taking a beating. 248 more words


Best 14 Paintings of 2014 Happy New Year

We are swiftly moving into 2015 but as promised, here is the best fourteen of 2014 paintings as selected by the artist Terrill Welch. This year there are several painting sketches included from the three-month European travels as well as finished paintings. 1,385 more words

Oil Paintings

Mayne Island Christmas Arbutus Tree Visit

I have a large wonderful family.  At the same time, Christmas day is often about taking a long walk and visiting with the arbutus trees. Like my family,  they are quirky, intelligent, talented, fun and precious to me. 185 more words