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Sorting through a life

Sorting through a life

It looked like junk just piled up in the garage. If we’d been in a hurry there might just have been a few dump runs. But we’re not in a hurry. We have been given the entire summer to sort through four decades of our life together. Almost every dusty box reveals treasures, memories …  […]

It’s Official

It’s Official

It’s time; to pack 28 years of memories into just a few boxes that might fit into our much smaller future lifestyle. Our home in Pinawa is officially sold. We already had an offer on a regular home in Pinawa when we found this diamond in the rough. We’ve always felt bad using a loophole […]

The day the music died …

The day the music died …

April 14, 2020 the news we’d all been expecting finally arrived in my Inbox. With a broken heart, the 2020 – the 47th annual Winnipeg Folk Festival was officially cancelled. Everyone wondered what had taken them so long. I’d like to have been a fly on the wall of those board meetings. Creative people they […]

Pinawa Home for Sale

Pinawa Home for Sale

SOLD!! The old Pinawa homestead will be heading onto the market soon. This blog post is really just a courtesy for all those people that have told us to “let them know if we ever want to sell.” Now is your chance. 19 Alexander is an interesting home, with a colourful history.  Sixty year olds […]

Connection

Connection

Ironically during the most disconnected time of my life, my yoga teacher has turned this weeks intention to focus on connection. Today marks the 14th and final day of my travel-related self isolation. Self Isolation Self isolation is described on the Government of Manitoba web site as avoiding situations where you could infect other people. […]

Essential travel only

Essential travel only

Help stop the spread of Covid-19 – essential travel only, read signs everywhere along the Trans Canada Highway. I think coming home is essential, but I’m not completely sure. Weeks before leaving Victoria, my anxiety level surrounding this road trip increased the closer we got to the date. We delayed a week, but that didn’t […]

The Death of My Creativity

The Death of My Creativity

Since Canada started to shut down I’ve not written a single word. With nothing but time on my hands I could have written the world’s greatest novel by now. Instead I am dead inside. Faced with the most sudden and widespread change in our collective lives, I have no words to describe it. Yesterday afternoon […]

Leaving Tucker

Leaving Tucker

It’s 7 AM and Tucker has just noticed I’m not in bed any more. I hear his nails on the hardwood as he nonchalantly moves his sleepy self from the bed to the couch. He likes to be in the same room as me. Tucker takes me completely for granted. He is over the moon […]

Fake News

Fake News

When I started my little Internet company back in 1997, we didn’t know about Google yet and Netscape Navigator was in beta testing. An economic development officer hired by my little town of Pinawa, Peter Siemens opined about a little trick he’d heard about. Apparently there was a way to look at what people were […]

What a Decade it’s Been

What a Decade it’s Been

I will be heralding in this new year holding my breath. There are a couple of young men in my life facing epic health battles. Their struggles, and their families pain as well are looming large in my heart this New Year’s Eve. My prayer for 2020 is for some miracles. The Decade That Was […]

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Sorting through a life

It looked like junk just piled up in the garage. If we’d been in a hurry there might just have been a few dump runs. But we’re not in a hurry. We have been given the entire summer to sort through four decades of our life together. Almost every dusty box reveals treasures, memories …  […]