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Mix Tapes: The Buckle and The 8th Floor, 1997

I recently got a 2002 RAV4 from my mother-in-law, and I have never loved a car so much. I have always wanted a small SUV, and she kept it well maintained, so even thought it has over 200,000 miles on it I feel it will continue for many more. 2,426 more words



My late husband Paul was an artist. When we were alone, I sometimes sang to him these lyrics that Joni Mitchell penned sometime before 1970: 866 more words

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Whither Mother Corp?

Growing up in Halifax, I was a public radio nerd, and pretty much the only one I knew. I’d put myself to bed, listening to the honeyed voice of Allan McFee on CBC Radio’s “Eclectic Circus” just as the low, grumbling baritone of the harbour’s foghorns began to rise. 543 more words

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Poetry reading, River's End

In my last post I mentioned that thing about how we writers tend to work hard on something until we think it’s done, we put it out there into the world somehow, and then we forget about it and go on to the next thing. 386 more words


2011-07-12 25 Things About Me - Throwback Blog

Continuing with the effort to get all of my blogs under one umbrella…  Also, I like to see where my “brain” was during different periods of my life. 364 more words

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(Sniffle! Snort!) Yeah, I'm feeling great.

I was doing fine until Saturday night, when someone in the house decided to sear a shark steak without turning on the smoke fan. The kitchen and adjoining living room got smoky, and I started coughing. 296 more words

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Playing Poker: My Imaginary Friend #PersonalHistory #48in48 #78

When I was a small child I had an imaginary friend.  His name was Poker.  He went with me everywhere.  We had conversations, read books together, discussed large-scale items in full.  287 more words

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