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    • An Apple A Day

      Having been ensconced in my windowless basement home office for nigh on six weeks of isolation now, I am beginning to feel like Sméagol transforming...

    • The Serious Business of Joy

      Joy seems to be a rare commodity these days. In the good old days, of even a few weeks ago, we happily pursued our joy....

    • MLA report April 16

      Hello Chestermere-Strathmore! A very blessed Easter, Vaisakhi, and Passover to you this past and upcoming week. I know that it has been very difficult to...

    • The Long Wait

      Our history has two threads that run through it; the threads of patience and impatience. Threads that mark our response to waiting. We all remember...

    • Is your dog a lefty?

      In the human world, 90% of people are right handed and 10% left handed. But what about dogs? A 2006 study from the University of...

    • Easter Beer

      Easter weekend has just passed us by, marking the end of the season of Lent.   The more devout readers in the audience may have...

    • International Whisk(e)y Day

      This past March 27 was a day filled with both solemnity and mirth, as well as no small amount of whisky. For those not in...

    • Mindfulness for Mental Health

      It has been a difficult few weeks in this world of physical distancing and isolation.  Routines have changed, and people are attempting to establish a...

    • A Thankful City

      Gratitude is a kind of thread that holds communities together. Often unseen, uncelebrated, and unnoticed by most as we go about our day to day...

    • Knowing your dog

      We have a 13 month old granddaughter who is just starting down the road of saying her first words. Although to us it sounds mostly...