I curse my couch. I curse all four of my couches. They say so much about me. Too much. And I am not pleased about what they say. Why can't I have really nice couch, in my lifetime? I am feeling that my deeply held desire for a comfortable good looking couch is heading into … Continue reading My Sad Couches
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
East Coast Challenges: Buying Furniture
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
Stay Calm, Be Brave and wait for the Signs
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
Illness onto death, or let’s just not talk about it.
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.
Artists are Drawn to Baie Verte
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
We really do like Zellers!
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 … Continue reading We really do like Zellers!
Let’s Go to the Cinema!
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!
Digital Archives: ‘The Evangeline Collection’
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/