Category Archives: GRATITUDE

Gratitude – Post 126 – My clothesline

I am grateful for my clothesline. I love my clothesline. Love love love it. I have mentioned my devotion before and those who know me, are well aware of my affection for the fifty-some feet of white “marine” cotton rope … Continue reading

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Gratitude – Post 125 – The Soul of Nova Scotia

I am grateful for the soul of Nova Scotia, my adopted home, that has been tested in the darkest way. I don’t often write about difficult subjects in my blog. There is no shortage of negative news swirling around day … Continue reading

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Gratitude – Post 124 – Linden and Dianne

I am grateful for Linden and Dianne Swansburg and the example they make. Let me explain. The expression “it takes a village to raise a child” has always been true, but recently I was reminded that it takes a child … Continue reading

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Gratitude – Post 123 – Uncle Dick

I am grateful for “Uncle Dick”. I find myself, this morning as I sit at my desk, thinking about those people who helped shape my character when I was growing up. Not the idols whose pictures I taped to my bedroom … Continue reading

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Gratitude – Post 122 -Ahmad Meree

I am grateful for Ahmad Meree, a twenty-eight-year-old refugee from Aleppo, Syria, who found his way to Canada in 2016. He wrote and stars in his play Suitcase. The play ran in Toronto until February 1, 2020, performed in Ahmad’s … Continue reading

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Gratitude – Post 121 – Mathematics

I am grateful for mathematics. There is an artistic beauty in mathematics that both calms my soul and feeds my enthusiasm. I don’t often share my opinion on the subject of mathematics with those around me, because my words are … Continue reading

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Gratitude – Post 120 – Charles Dickens

I am grateful for Charles Dickens. My children’s Christmas art work is up, the creations from their early childhood. Christmas lights are up. Nat and Bing are singing their versions of seasonal favourites to me. The snow comes and goes. … Continue reading

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Gratitude – Post 119 – On being odd

I am grateful for my oddness. That wasn’t always the case. I haven’t always known myself very well. For some of us, it takes a lifetime to figure out the intricacies of who we are, but for many years I … Continue reading

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Gratitude – Post 118 – Frederick Douglass

I am grateful for Frederick Douglass. I was only just slightly aware of his courage and how he changed the world, but after a writing exercise with the amazingly wonderful Lisa Moore, Frederick and I are now friends. He isn’t … Continue reading

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Gratitude – Post 117 – Hurricanes

I am grateful for stormy weather and though I credit Hurricane Dorian for this, I qualify this by stating the Dorian I wrestled with in Nova Scotia was a very distant relative of the Dorian that seriously harmed the Bahamas … Continue reading

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