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Snowbird of Paradise

An Albertan who spends winters in California.

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The Joy of the Dump

Oh, the joy of the dump. No, not that kind of dump. The municipal dump. The waste disposal site. Today I took some trash to the dump. This trash has a history that raises issues of honesty and integrity and ethics, but mostly it’s just trash. Recently, we […]

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Thinking About A Book

I am thinking about turning some of the Snowbird of Paradise blog posts into a book and would very much like to have your feedback. One recommendation I have read about is to select a concept and choose only those blog posts that are associated with that concept.  […]

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Rude Machines

A stationary bike was very rude to me this morning. I have been less than faithful in getting to the gym as often as I intend to, so I felt pretty good about myself when I made it my first priority this morning.  I did my usual walk […]

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Duelling Causes

In Toronto, Canada this week we had an interesting kerfuffle. Two social/political action groups found themselves in a very public lovers’ spat. The LGBTQ community had invited the Black Lives Matter group to lead the Toronto Pride parade. It was intended as a gesture to recognize black LGBTQ […]

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