Are you feeling a bit tense and irritable? Did you just unfriend someone who annoyed you? Are you reconsidering your job, your marriage, your hair style? Are you questioning every life choice you have ever made? Do not act on your impulses at this time of the year. Leave your hair as it is. Changing … Continue reading Stark January
One of the challenges to life in the Maritimes of Canada is furniture purchases. I have mentioned this to my Upper Canadian friends and they scoff and, by their silence or pursed lips, seem to suggest I am lazy and or dim, which is their general impression of east coasters in any case. 'Just go … Continue reading East Coast Challenges: Buying Furniture
Up until last spring I wrote for The Times and Transcript doing local news and features for the daily paper published out of Moncton. It was a great gig and I enjoyed it. The job began more than 10 years ago when I made a 'cold call' to the paper's news editor saying that I … Continue reading Tantramar News
I have been spending much of my time thinking and writing in my wonderful philosophy class that I am taking long distance from Memorial University in Newfoundland. Prof Craig Cramm offers a gem of a course for students looking for an elective, and the class has more engineering students than philosophy students. This is my last class … Continue reading Stay Calm, Be Brave and wait for the Signs
We happily live in a bubble of health until we are struck down. It is very hard to live in a constant state of appreciation for your present health without getting maudlin or morbid. It is probably best not to think about it at all. The people who live best do seem to have a … Continue reading Illness onto death, or let’s just not talk about it.
At a lively dinner party last night my neighbor insisted that I write about how artists are drawn to Baie Verte because of its beauty. I nodded my head, and sated with our delicious and happy dinner party, I said, 'I’ll do it'. When I organize a party at our local Baie Verte Hall, the back … Continue reading Artists are Drawn to Baie Verte
I opened a Facebook page called 'Save our Amherst, N.S. Zellers'! and I meant it. You would think living in a small rural area would save us from the constantly changing landscape of retail take overs but, in fact, it makes us all the more vulnerable to it. There are two small towns near where we live … Continue reading We really do like Zellers!
It was a Sunday afternoon and I could edit my essay on XML in the Library System or take my kids to a matinee at our local film theater, the Vogue Cinema. I got my priorities settled fairly quickly and grabbed the kids. A half hour on country roads and we are in quiet little … Continue reading Let’s Go to the Cinema!
My recent course work in Library Studies has lead me to a beautiful digital collection on the Nova Scotia Legislative Library website called "The Evangeline Collection - Commemorating 400 Years of Acadian Settlement". http://librarieslive.wordpress.com/
I live in the Canadian Maritimes among some of the most kind, polite and thoughtful people in the world. We smile at strangers, wave at cars in our small rural village, hold doors and offer help. It is lovely and the one time someone was randomly rude to me in a parking lot, I turned to … Continue reading Hi I’m Meg Edwards, How may I help you?