Category Archives: GRATITUDE

November 10, 2017

I had the great privilege of attending the English class at Yukon School of Visual Art (SOVA) and facilitating a creative writing exercise in character development. I am always amazed by the elasticity of the youthful brain and where that … Continue reading

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November 8, 2017

I came all the way from Wolfville, Nova Scotia to Dawson City, Yukon, travelled the 7,392 kilometers to hear the extraordinary music of Beòlach, a multi-talented group performing the magic of Cape Breton music. I didn’t come all that way … Continue reading

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November 1, 2017

I’ve been busy, or pretending to be busy, battling being homesick, facing sorrow, wrestling with self-doubt. And while I was busy, winter increased its volume, took control of the days and is shortening them with decisiveness. The river is trying … Continue reading

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Gratitude – Post 96 – Annie

I am grateful for Annie Lahti. I heard this morning, as I write this on October 29, that one of the most precious people in my life has gone. I can scarcely imagine the sun will continue to shine without … Continue reading

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October 20, 2017

I have a new grandson, born this morning at 2:50 a.m. Eastern Standard Time in Newmarket, Ontario, 6000 kms away from Dawson City. If I could, I would teleport from here to there. I’m just barely keeping myself from running … Continue reading

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October 19, 2017

“Welcome, Winter,” I keep repeating, while the temperature drops. “Welcome.” The Ninth Avenue Trail was still passable yesterday and I had a refreshing hike. Not too cold yet.  Yet. My little house is warm and comfortable.

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October 14, 2017

It’s official. The seasons have changed. Life marches on even when we cling to something we can’t hold on to. I’m still able to hike the Ninth Avenue Trail, thankfully, and the above view is my favourite, standing just beneath … Continue reading

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