Tag Archives: Retirement

Wisdom Wednesday ~ 15/06/2016

These are the few ways we can practice humility: To speak as little as possible of one’s self. To mind one’s own business. Not to want to manage other people’s affairs. To avoid curiosity. To accept contradictions and correction cheerfully. … Continue reading

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Flavor and Spices and Community, Oh My

A reader sent me a newsletter from a site that he subscribes to as part of his research for his retirement and asked me to comment on it.  I am always somewhat dubious about how honest the information is on websites that … Continue reading

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The Sandwich

We went to Chitre yesterday because we seem to go through fresh fruit and veg as quickly as a tent caterpillar plague in the poplars. The stores in Chitre offer a better choice of fruit and veg than our local … Continue reading

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A Tale of the Two Inukshuks of Pedasi

The Canadian constitution recognizes three groups of First Nations peoples: Indians, Métis and Inuit. These are three diverse peoples with distinctive histories, languages, traditional practices and spiritual beliefs.  The Inuit are Indigenous peoples in Northern Canada, who live throughout most … Continue reading

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Wisdom Wednesday ~ 15/04/2015

When strangers start acting like neighbors… communities are reinvigorated. ~ Ralph Nader ~ When one neighbor helps another, we strengthen our communities.                 ~ Jennifer Pahlka ~ True benevolence or compassion, extends itself through … Continue reading

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Wisdom Wednesday ~ 01/04/2015

You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and … Continue reading

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Snapshot Sunday ~ 29/03/2015

Boomer has had a busy week getting into trouble and being a bit of a character. Consequently we’ve snapped pictures of his crazy antics.  In this photo however, we caught him in one of his more serene and cute moments, lazing … Continue reading

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Wisdom Wednesday ~ 25/03/2015

By some incredible miracle, the vast ocean of time has borne me up to its crest for this miniscule moment. I look around, revel in all that I see, feel the spray in my face, elated by the majesty, the … Continue reading

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Freshly Made

At this point in my life I’m fortunate that I have free time to enjoy the things that I’ve always enjoyed doing but shoved to the back burner while I was working full-time.  I’ve had even more free time as of … Continue reading

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Talk Thursday ~ Cycle of Tides

Perhaps this is the most important thing for me to take back from beach-living: simply the memory that each cycle of the tide is valid; each cycle of the wave is valid; each cycle of a relationship is valid.   … Continue reading

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