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Weather or naut …

The weather is playing tricks on us, and we are hesitating to set out into a blow accompanied by a misty, blinding fog. So it is time to kick back and relax, even though we were that close … I … Continue reading

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Happy [nice and early] Canadian Thanksgiving …

have a wonderful day, holiday or otherwise, and always buckle up your baby. Mmmm, babies ….

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World’s Worst Novel: Chapter Twenty-One

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It was so orange [at dawn, edit to add, ed.] I had to run outside …

but I am not so happy with my camera or the lens, camera malfunctioning and lens not getting the crispness of focus I would expect. Happy busy feeding my father-in-law and the wood stove, and now watching a terrific blow … Continue reading

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World’s Worst Novel: Chapter Twenty

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I know these aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, but the fate of the peasant is often on my mind …

One of the reasons I like Russ Roberts is that he is willing to interview people with whom he disagrees on fairly major philosophical and ideological grounds.  He will get his point in, but then let the guest speak.  And I … Continue reading

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My un-nerving being an underlying serious [lower right] side to this blog, allow me to repeat myself …

Yesterday I was able to go and see the surgeon in Montreal who had so successfully found and repaired what others had missed. That surgery was just over two years ago, in July of 2012. Then we jump forward through a … Continue reading

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World’s Worst Novel: Chapter Nineteen

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Here’s why Chapter Nineteen will appear tomorrow …

We had a chance to spontaneously visit delightful relatives at their little slice of heaven, and the weather forecast is fabulous, and the hippie van made it all the way past Sturgeon Falls, now unfortunately renamed by our amalgamating provincial … Continue reading

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Oh no, she is quoting Samuel Johnson … and isn’t it apt!

In a sort of ironic twist of fate, this quotation is from a passage in which Johnson is discussing the vanity of an author’s expectations.  But it holds true to this day, and is as much a warning to the reader … Continue reading

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