Five Years Ago

I was in a meeting this morning when the news alert flashed across my phone: “shots fired on parliament hill”. Given the political climate right now it felt from the beginning that the outcome wouldn’t be good. I got on the road and started driving, and other than a brief stop at McDonald’s (specifically chosen…

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Ahoy Matey

It sounds good to say homemade gifts come from the heart and are made with love, but when you are giving hand knits to a 3 year old boy who is obsessed with tractors and dump trucks, mittens and a sock monkey can seem a bit on the boring side. At the party today the…

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Apparently I Like Green

I’ve made a concerted effort this week to finish some of my “almost done” projects.  The fact the monkey and mittens are for a birthday party tomorrow helped for motivation.  Apparently green is a colour of choice for me – picnic table included!

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Refraction

Refraction is the change of direction of a wave. This summer our island of 2,500 was rocked repeatedly by tragedy. No one began September as they were at the beginning of July. Tonight we came together to celebrate the community that we are. We tied ribbons on a tree and remembered. Remembered and hoped that…

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Man Overboard Drills

I had the opportunity to attend “Man Overboard” drills in two locations this week. The concept is simple but effective: have someone go in the water and have local fishermen try to get him back aboard the boat under different scenarios: conscious, unconscious, etc.  While conditions in the harbour were better than they likely would…

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