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Ficus killer, qu’est-ce que c’est

May 8, 2012

fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa flora, run run run run run run run away. (With sincere apologies to Talking Heads). I kill plants. It is not intentional, I am not a murderer. All homicidal tendencies are spilled onto the page, into my stories. I never take out murderous plots on actual […]

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Careful, your tolerance is showing

April 26, 2012

Alberta recently went through a provincial election. History was made, the first woman elected premier sits in office. She happens to be someone I know personally – how cool is that? But the ‘other’ party came out of this campaign stinking like decaying roses. Wild ones. Early predictions were that they would take the whole […]

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May the duct tape be with you

April 22, 2012

Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together. That quote is attributed to both Oprah Winfrey and Carl Swanzig (whoever the heck he is). But it doesn’t matter who said it, it only matters that it is true! No one is more certain […]

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If you believe in peanut butter – and chocolate!

April 11, 2012

There is a common thread in blog posts I’ve read this week. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Why? Hell if I know. But hey, why not join in on the yummy fun? These delightful saucers of deliciousness are imprinted in my memories for as far back as I can remember. From the often corny ‘70s ads […]

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I am a jar of pickles

April 4, 2012

While enjoying a night out with some chicks I went to school with, the partner of one of them said when she looks at me she sees a jar of pickles. Me, a bunch of pickles tucked inside and protected by my jar.  I laughed. Well what would you do if you were compared to […]

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I remember papa bird

March 26, 2012

March 27th is an important day for my family. Daddy died that day. Seventeen years have flown by since we lost him to quickly deteriorating health at the ridiculously young age of 61. How unfair. I think of him most every day. But especially on March 27th. And on his birthday which he shares with […]

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I’m on a roll – versatile blogger award

March 21, 2012

Another award?  I don’t know what to say.  Except thank you!  Thanks to Jase Rosenburg who blogs as Resurrected Writer.  I connected with Jase via twitter (where else?), and have been following along with him since. Like the Liebster award, the Versatile Blogger award also pays-it-forward, and also comes with some rules: Thank the award […]

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The joy of spam, part deux

March 14, 2012

This has been a very stressful week. As much as I love to take the edge off with a glass of red wine or two, my parents taught me and my sister and brother that laughter is the best medicine. Inappropriate humour – even better! So let’s all giggle at the expense of some spammers, […]

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Color me unnatural

March 11, 2012

So, Kirk Cameron says homosexuality is unnatural, detrimental, destructive to the foundations of civilization. He said, “Marriage was defined by God a long time ago. Marriage is almost as old as dirt, and it was defined in the garden between Adam and Eve – one man, one woman for life ‘til death do you part. […]

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The joy of spam

March 1, 2012

Mmm, Spam. Canned ham. Fried up with butter and served next to fluffy scrambled eggs. Nothing like chopped, processed, formed, canned meat. Or so I thought when I was a pre-teen. That stuff was like heaven – a serious treat on a weekend morning. Now spam, though still available in canned form, has become something […]

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February is challenging this year

February 16, 2012

Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are. ~Bernice Johnson Reagon For some reason, this February has brought challenges. Not the usual ones like finding enough hours to write, figuring out what to get my daughter (who turned 20 last week!) for her birthday, or remembering […]

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