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    • YOLO For Barolo

      I have been isolated at home for so long that I have forgotten about the outside world, with international travel but a dim and fading...

    • New Year resolutions

      Nothing resonates more at this time of year than New Year resolutions. A time when we dig deep into our souls and try to convince...

    • Toothpaste

      I love new things. Christmas morning with its bursting stockings is like a slice of heaven for me. Few things are better than new socks,...

    • The Gatherers

      Several years ago I visited an orphanage in Kenya. I spent much of my time there with several young men who had grown up and moved...

    • Santa Beer

      No one left any milk and cookies for Santa this year, fearing him to be a COVID superspreader, due to all the households he visited...

    • Hopes for 2021

      Most people will agree that 2020 was an “annus horribilis” in so many respects. However, if you were a dog, maybe 2020 was actually one...

    • MLA report December 24

      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone! We are learning to celebrate in new and innovative ways as we work together for the best Christmas...

    • Twas the night before Xmas

      ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; I’d gone to my crate at...

    • Trepat-dation

      When the news came out about Alberta going into lockdown again, I immediately activated my pandemic response plan.  No, I did not stock up on...

    • Champagne

      If 2020 was a drink, it would be a Baileys and lime juice.  Or maybe a red wine mixed with Diet Coke.  Or whatever terrible...