In my ongoing quest to solve my years-long struggle with insomnia, this week I started using CBD* oil. For two nights now, it has provided a marked improvement in the depth and length of my sleep. CBD oil was recommended to me a couple of times and, most […]
My oldest son treated me to lunch on Friday and afterward, we went for a short walk on 124th Street between 108th and 107th Avenues. It was a surprise and a treat to realize how many murals there are in that area. I always love seeing the variety […]
When I started this blog I had the idea that I wanted to write a book but needed to start with smaller writing projects. Snowbird of Paradise has been a good place for me to gain some writing practice, and I find that I like writing blog-size pieces […]
It is Pride month, but here in Edmonton the coalition of LGBTQ+ groups is showing signs of strain. They were not able to reach consensus on key matters affecting the parade, so the parade was cancelled. As I understand it, the concerns had to do with police presence […]
Jamie and I went for a walk downtown yesterday and in the grounds of the Alberta Legislature, we saw an interesting sculpture that was contributed by the Alberta Teachers’ Association. It represents the parallel between tending a garden and educating children, and it incorporates the poem The Garden […]
When I was getting my hair cut last week I had a bewildering conversation with my hairdresser. She is a friendly, chatty young woman who talked to me about all sorts of things including how she had once been forced to run down the hallway of the mall […]
Here are some things I have seen in Alberta recently. Enjoy.