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I have been reluctant about making this post… …partly because I feel guilty for being in a warm beautiful place where the sun is shining and my white-as-a-ghost skin is beginning to tan for the first time in 9 months, … Continue reading
Rachel and I met in University nearly a decade ago. We sat together in Literary criticism, me in my funky folk and she in her Wranglers and speckled boots. It didn’t take long for Rachel and I to become friends and … Continue reading
Oh it has been a lovely week of coming down. The bike tour was a tremendous success- we raised a considerable chunk of change which will go towards two wonderful causes- helping our community and the world at large…but I’ll … Continue reading
When the immature robin flitted from it’s nest a little too early, it’s chances for survival amidst the tought cement and cold ashphalt of downtown Calgary were mighty grim. Well, at least they were until Donna Kirkpatrick picked him up. Calixa, … Continue reading
Ok, if you know me at all then you’ll know that when I’m in Calgary I like to eat at Edelweiss. “Ummmm,” you probably have to wonder, “you mean Calgary Alberta right- not, like, a Calgary in Germany?” I assure … Continue reading
When you walk through the door at the Apple Valley Country Kitchen you feel like you’ve gone back in time. Antique clocks and beautiful wooden furniture line the walls. Homemade preserves beckon from the shelf- promising sweet indulgence and the smell … Continue reading
Annette and Bert Wytinck just couldn’t bear to see the old Icelandic church demolished. When the dilapidated Frikirkju chapel went up for tender, abandoned and run-down in 1996, they put in a bid and “signed the papers four days later.” They then moved the old building … Continue reading
Last weekend the girls and I went to the lake for the first time this season Like a heavy patchwork quilt, constructed over time and lovingly sewn by five generations, the family property at Rocky Lake is imbued with laughter, … Continue reading
Lillian Keays has been pouring tea and coffee into her marvelous collection of cups in Crystal City in SW Manitoba for 21 years- ever since she retired from her job at the Bank. “This place was for rent and I … Continue reading