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Among Heavenly Bodies

Stars hang clear and bright in these August skies, wonderful for astronomers, ordinary stargazers, and those who long to fly out there into space … dreamers all … AMONG HEAVENLY BODIES two asteroids trailed by a nova                             drag me without … Continue reading

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Ottawa to Victoria

It’s the season for crossing the country from one side to the other to visit family. Always special times, no matter whether it’s just to sit and gab or for a wedding! These occasions are special, and we record them … Continue reading

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The Best

Its Mixed Race Day in Brazil and, being English, French, Scots, and Irish myself, beside being very much Canadian, I like the idea of celebrating this day. With all that I’m remembering a meal I had years ago when we … Continue reading

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Attention Span

At some time we all have to wait in an airport, for an arrival, or to go somewhere special. We become members of line-ups, check points, controls … spend time gazing into space, day dreaming, frustrated, or accustomed … ATTENTION … Continue reading

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Michelangelo’s David

Earth day is coming up on the 22nd  and I’m remembering ten years ago when we were in Italy and I saw Michelangelo’s gift to us all, David, the real thing, for the first time. Marble from the earth we … Continue reading

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Listening

The sound of a passing train is urgent music. It calls us to dream of far away places, Vienna, Dar-es-Salaam, Lima … to make a change, to take a leap into the unknown … LISTENING heard a train felt its … Continue reading

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A Litter of Roads

The Anglo-Saxons called this month Gerstmonath, barley month, that being the crop usually harvested at this time. There are two special days to celebrate: Sept.13 is International Chocolate Day and Sept.16 International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. … Continue reading

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