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Mother’s Day for the McCormack women!

This is a slight rewrite of a post I wrote last year. I think it is pretty good and I will like to recognize all the McCormack mothers even with a reused post. 1,012 more words

William E. McCormack

The Call of the Garden

The chair is out, now to hose it down, place at the garden’s edge, and enjoy a cup of English Breakfast tea and the warmth of the mid-April sun.

Parry Sound

Dragonfly Sight

It is somewhat hard to imagine that different organisms actually see in different ways than we do. We are very limited in our perception of other species’ perceptions. 85 more words

Natural History

The Change

He was feeling downcast while on the brink of the greatest change his kind could know. His second life beckoned, but he didn’t feel a joyful anticipation, but a rather wretched apprehension. 962 more words


Most of us are just strangers to Maple Valley; Petersen sisters have been here for 80 years!

Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, February 11, 1977

By Diana Kalanquin

Ellen and Anna Petersen have lived in Maple Valley for 80 years—all their lives. 1,084 more words


Christmastime Vistas 

For some it’s the tree and presents, for me, Christmas is snow, cold nights and lights.

Parry Sound

Happy Birthday, Aunt Kate!

Once again, I am doing something I don’t like to do. I am going repost my previously  published post about my great grand-aunt Kate, but since I haven’t been able learn anything new and I do want to honor the memory of my great grand-aunt Kate. 445 more words

Michael McCormack