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How I Discovered I Have Curly Hair

If you missed part one of this blog “My Hair Has a Mind of Its Own,” go here. Some days, I look back and wonder how I could have been so obtuse. I mean, as you can see by my picture when I was three, my hair was trying really hard to be curly. And yet, […]

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An Unexpected Pregnancy, a Difficult Birth, and Easter: a True Story

This might sound strange,  but I never really expected to give birth to any children. I don’t know why. I didn’t expect to get married either. Didn’t anticipate it. Didn’t plan for it or anything. But I did get married, and I did get pregnant. And the whole time, I felt as if it was […]

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Musings About February and My Love/Hate Relationship With It

With all the cold and dreariness but neither the excitement of January nor the anticipation of March, February used to be a depressing month for me. I’ve never liked Valentine’s Day. When I was in elementary school, I found Valentine’s Day somewhat terrifying, because I was always afraid none of my classmates would give me […]

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A Guest Blog I Wrote for November – Adoption Month

My Adoption Was an Answer to Prayer I was four years old when my mother told me I was adopted. I had very little idea what she was telling me, but she read a book to me about how parents sometimes can’t keep their babies, and how God has to find other homes for the […]

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On taking things for granted

Some years ago, I endured a long night at a hotel where I tossed and turned, trying to get comfortable. You see, I had forgotten to bring my own pillow, and the one the hotel supplied just didn’t feel right. So at 3:00 AM, I lay there wide awake thinking about pillows. When I was […]

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Saskatchewan and Vancouver trip

We had a great time in Vancouver. Eighteen people turned up for our Greater Vancouver Writers' Day workshops. I think everyone was happy. I know Les and I were. Great to connect! We also managed to touch base with other members of The Word Guild from the area, including Lando Klassen, owner of the House […]

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Walking a blind dog

This is our first video, so it may need some work. It shows me taking our 17-year-old miniature poodle Silx for a walk. The interesting this is that Silx is pretty well blind and deaf. But she still asks to go for walks by going in circles in the hallway near our front door – […]

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Time for a Change

Today is my husband’s last day with IBM. He just left to turn in his laptop. I’m sure it must be a strange feeling. In actual fact, he hasn’t worked in an office for over 15 years. He simply walked to a room in our house, turned on his computer, picked up his phone, and […]

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My Perfect Morning

I’m sitting here drinking lapsang souchong tea (the result of reading a book by Ron and Janet Benrey entitled Dead as a Scone, which is set in a tea museum in England (one of my all-time favorite cozy mysteries!). I actually bought the tea thinking my husband would like it (he likes smoked meat and […]

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What happened to innocent until proven guilty?

I was at the mall today (more about that later). Shortly after I went into one highish end (for our mall) women’s clothing stores, the alarm went off and the next thing I knew, a salesclerk was yelling at an older lady who apparently had put on a jacket and then walked out of the […]

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