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October 20, 2014
“Dreich” is an omnibus word my Scottish friends use for grey, drizzly, windy, chilly weather – and we’ve had that in spades the last few days. On Friday I was on a hike with friends during a retreat. It was a “dreich” day but we ventured forth on a trail...
October 14, 2014
Even my online computer geek wished me “Happy Thanksgiving” yesterday as she solved a problem for me. Our Thanksgiving Sunday was replete with good wishes, family dinner, laughter and conversation, beautiful sunshine and bright colours on the leaves.Even...
October 6, 2014
When someone starts a conversation with "You have to…(fill in the blanks)” my face may smile and say “that’s interesting” but my inside voice is saying a firm “no”.  On the other hand, if a friend shares a discovery (new coffee machine, book,...
September 29, 2014
When I was several decades younger I tried a time management exercise that involved tracking daily activity in 15 minute segments for 28 consecutive days. At the end of the period one charted the time usage to see where expenditure of time occurred....
September 22, 2014
A friend was a colleague of the two journalists beheaded by ISIS.  Horrible to consider, painful to process. I've been trying to engage it myself - now that it’s a story that is close to a friend. A recent morning brought it home when I...