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Solitude

Solitude removes bitterness and resentment. Advertisements

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Dear Rachel

We still have flies, mosquitoes and ants, invasive species of unwanted plants, though chemicals fail to eradicate we’re closer to your predicted fate. Fifty years after you wrote of your fear DDT’s gone but Monsanto’s still here. Now we have … Continue reading

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Why Trade

You trade your trees for a view, green for just a bit more blue, muffled forest for city clatter, quiet walks for telephone chatter. You’d rather have a black-top street than wild flowers at your feet, a perfect  world without … Continue reading

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Friendship Is a Well Built Nest

The bird a nest, the spider a web, Man friendship. ~William Blake

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Know Thyself

Make it thy business to know thyself, which is the most difficult lesson in the world. ~Cervantes

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Be You

Whatever you are, be a good one. ~Abraham Lincoln

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The Play

The play ended on an unhappy note not how we wrote, nor as we’d hoped. But as the curtain dropped to the floor I heard the closing of a door and knew this drama had just begun, off stage right, … Continue reading

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That’s Life

How far you go in life depends on 
your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and 
tolerant of the weak and strong, because someday in your life you will have been all of … Continue reading

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Perfect

If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live. ~Lin Yutang

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Come Alive

“Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” ~Howard Thurman

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That’s My Dad

“Hello, Low Tar Roofing, Lorne speaking. Hi mom, yep. We’re on the highway, just coming into West Van.” Lorne checks his rear view mirror and pulls over into the slow lane, fumbles the telephone to his left ear while holding … Continue reading

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Finding Meaning

When the deepest part of you becomes engaged in what you are doing, when what you are doing serves both yourself and others, when you do not tire within, but seek the sweetest satisfaction of your life and work, then … Continue reading

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Rest Stop

One hand full of rest is better than two fists full of labor and striving after wind. ~Ecclesiastes (Photograph taken at Lefty’s Restaurant in Parksville, BC, a fantastic place to eat!)

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A Schedule

A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days. It is a scaffolding on which a worker can stand and labor with both hands at sections of time. ~Annie Dillard  

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Inukshuk

An Inukshuk in the shape of a person signifies safety, hope and friendship

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