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Sunday afternoons with Fred

Writing about Brad “Elvis” Rose and about my placement in a Chronic Care ward caused me to remember my friend, Fred Roden. Fred’s and my friendship had an unusual beginning.
Sunshine and a Purple Dress - Steel-haired wheels

Sunshine and a Purple Dress - Steel-haired wheels

When I ride my bicycle, I feel I am getting away with something — like I’m pilfering. This is why. Cycling is faster than walking and takes considerably less calories — what a steal! I love riding my bike.
Sunshine and a Purple Dress

Sunshine and a Purple Dress

"One thing's for sure, we're all going to be a lot thinner." (Hans Solo) "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...." a chubby 13-year-old girl tried to jog around the track at Centennial Secondary School. She failed miserably.
A Sonoran Saturday Night - Jan Carrie Steven

A Sonoran Saturday Night - Jan Carrie Steven

It’s weird! I didn’t even know it had happened until I said to Laurence, “It’s so nice to be able to visit Texas again” — as if Texas was a neighbouring province.

Takeaways

What do you say about, how do you feel about, watching two very elderly handicapped people having a meal at a restaurant? He has Alzheimer’s disease and from time to time tells the “younger” couple how delighted he is that they have travelled all thi
Dancing with Cacti

Dancing with Cacti

When my husband, Laurence, says, “I think I’ve got this figured out!” this is a good time to head in the opposite direction.
Colin Bateman, Patti and me

Colin Bateman, Patti and me

So, my friend Patti and I (insert sound of gum being snapped here) have this great idea for a novel.
Bright-shining Laurence

Bright-shining Laurence

There are many reasons to marry a rural-raised minister’s kid (RRMK). Here are a few of them -Poverty (by Canadian urban standards) is what they know.
OMGY! (Oh My Golden Years)

OMGY! (Oh My Golden Years)

There isn’t one bone, muscle or joint in my body that isn’t a little bit miffed with me right now. No, I didn’t careen into a steel beam (although I’ve done that before. A story in itself.) Rather, I participated in my first Zumba Gold class.
Can anybody find me somebody to love?

Can anybody find me somebody to love?

I am so sad that the Rainbow District doesn’t have a spay/neuter clinic. Our Shelter is almost filled up with cats again. More than 15 cats came in today alone.