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Pinawa Home for Sale

Pinawa Home for Sale

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 in […]

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 […]

The Boy in the Park

The Boy in the Park

It was my first rainy Tucker walk this morning, rainy enough for me to force the dog into his hated rain jacket. Victoria is a privileged society and we don’t let our dogs get wet. I had to drag him to Saxe Point, he hates the rain. As we walked through the trails in the […]

Footloose

Footloose

While the cold dark rain of this past October socked into Manitoba, our annoying friends were sending us pictures of their hiking and cycling adventures in sunny Arizona. Pictures of painted toe nails foreshadowed by a campground swimming pool contrasted with my aching joints. At a Halloween party, Mary Poppins herself said “we’re going next […]

My Mother’s Journal of the West Coast Trail circa late 1970’s

My Mother’s Journal of the West Coast Trail circa late 1970’s

I found a treasure yesterday. My Mother’s ashes are on the West Coast Trail, because I knew she’d hiked the trail not long before her death and loved it.  Ray was paging through a book yesterday and out fell a collection of small notes. Turns out it is an incomplete, and rather inaccurate journal that […]

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Pinawa Home for Sale

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 in […]