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Snowbird of Paradise

An Albertan who spends winters in California.

Photographic Trash

Culling Photographs

I’m coming to terms with my slightly obsessive collections of things, and have been forced to make hard choices about what to keep since I moved from a four-bedroom house to a two-bedroom apartment. Right now, the focus is on my collection of photographs. From the early 1970’s […]

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I Can Do This

You would think that in times of stress our superpowers would kick in and we would be able to temporarily function brilliantly, wouldn’t you? Instead, our minds are like children watching the tense part of a movie. They want to not hear or see anything for a while. […]

I Win

Winning

I have only once been hit by a man, and it came as a huge shock. Until that point, all the men I knew had been gentle. They dealt with their anger and frustrations either by separating themselves from the problem, physical work, or discussion. Sometimes, all three. […]

The Joy of Solitude

Solo, So Long.

When you think of people who live alone, you might imagine that they are plunging into depression or wallowing in self-pity. Alternatively, you might suspect that they are engaged in wild abandon, indulging all their senses. Well, they aren’t. Solitude is mostly just a gradual acceptance of one’s […]

Puzzle Pieces

Life is a Puzzle

Life is not like a box of chocolates. It’s more like a jigsaw puzzle. Recently, because I have been buying a house, selling a house, and preparing to move, I have been doing a lot of puzzle-solving. Not only have I been figuring out all the details of […]

Apple Pies

Food as Love

This year, I forgot all about Thanksgiving until a friend called to invite me for dinner at her house. I was very glad that she did because I really enjoy her company and because I then realized that I had almost completely missed the big day. It just […]

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