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On Finding Your Voice

I’ve actually been watching the TV show, The Voice. And surprisingly, I like it. Those types of shows don’t normally engage me. Yet this one does. I think it’s because it’s about something I can appreciate. Voice. When I was growing up I listened to the radio, yes, we did have video’s, but they were […]

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On The Path Towards Train Geekdom

I realized this morning as I found myself joining another Train/Railway Group, that I had become a train-geek. I believe it started back when Mom came home from work (she worked at our local Newspaper doing the ads and being the mother hen of the paper) with a picture an older gentleman had brought in […]

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Out And About, eh?

This weeks Weekly Writing Challenge asks to showcase your slang. It can be a display of regional pride, a contemplation on new words you’ve heard, but still don’t quite understand, or a practice in dialogue that mimics our regular speaking patterns. As an American who grew up in Canada, I know some slang. Often growing […]

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The Bannister

It is the most defining element, I think, of this house. I have many memories of that bannister. Of coming down those stairs in my prom dress (I went stag with 3 other girls who went stag) – and not because we had to, but we chose to. Defining moment in my life. I was […]

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More Thoughts from the Front Porch

I’ve always been a life-long learner, off on some tangent, seeking knowledge. Whether it be Geometry, Philosophy, Ancient Cultures or Psychology, I seek out bits and pieces in fits and starts; I’ve been on this quest for almost twenty-five years now. It began in my early twenties, and continues to this day. This quest is […]

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Death of a Canadian Icon – Stompin Tom

Stompin’ Tom Connors dies at 77 Stompin’ Tom Connors, the lanky, cranky country music legend who extolled Canada’s pastoral and working-class virtues in song has died. He was 77.[the Toronto Star] I gave a tear for this legend of Canadian Music when I read those words this morning in the Toronto Star online. Many outside […]

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