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Snowbird of Paradise

An Albertan who spends winters in California.

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 […]

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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Lessons Learned

In August 2007 I was in a serious car accident that caused me to have fractured vertebrae in my neck and a long convalescence. After a few months, my friend Jean asked me what was the lesson that I had to learn from the experience.  The following was […]