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Snowbird of Paradise

An Albertan who spends winters in California.

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Vested Interests

I’ve become used to words having multiple meanings. Usually the context for the word helps to untangle the user’s intention, but I recently encountered an exception to this: the word “service” when applied to dogs. There is an oddity in US law and parlance which turns the idea of […]

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No Resting Place

Last year when I walked downtown I frequently stopped to rest on some benches that were placed in a large courtyard between the light rail and the theater.  It is a nice sunny spot and it is enhanced by a lovely display of flowers in planters and some funny […]

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Not Enough Lovelies

Most of the people who go to a film festival are cheerful and friendly.  They are excited to be seeing new and adventurous films, and they have a camaraderie with other film fans. Some of them have an encyclopedic knowledge of actors, films, and directors and they love […]

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Any Second Now…

My brain is buzzing. I haven’t had enough sleep. My brother-in-law is in the hospital and I’m waiting to hear how he is doing. I am also trying to reclaim my car that was damaged in a fender-bender I spent an inordinate amount of time on hold with […]

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