Monthly Archives: February 2018

from Thomas Gray’s “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard”

“Full many a gem, of purest ray serene, The dark, unfathom’d caves of ocean bear; Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its sweetness on the desert air.”

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Grade 10: A Date Sans Car

My parents had no car. We lived on a Winnipeg bus route and seemed to get around ok without one. January or February 1965: I decided to take my girlfriend to my school’s dance. I lived in St. James, about … Continue reading

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Charles Tolliver Music Inc. @ The Yardbird Suite

(Chas Da Man) What a terrific, transcendental Friday evening spent in the company of the only be bop maestro from the ’60s still goin’ strong at 75! A show that 99.9999% of Edmontonians missed. A veritable aural banquet for true … Continue reading

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The Best Way to Play with Under 5 Kids

is, of course, on the floor. Your Better Homes and Gardens rooms won’t be picture perfect and end up a mess, but if you want to connect with kids and grandkids, the place to do it is to play with … Continue reading

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Cannon Beach, Oregon Memories

(Haystack Rock pictured)

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Sticky Heaven

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Decorative Glass Turtle

I bought for the living room coffee-table

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Three Horses

(craggy-looking Mr. Steinbeck pictured with a drawing of Charley, his black standard poodle that accompanied him on a trip across America) The snow had started falling again as I walked with my limping horse on the road. Given the cars … Continue reading

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Taking Stock of One’s Day

Something about energy and enthusiasm, chi most likely, and its movement toward…? Where is one going today? Is there a sense a movement or moving forward toward something (maybe even someone)? Likely something resembling felt meaning and purpose. “This is … Continue reading

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The Big Question

Who or what would you be willing to die for? The sort of question which helps to set or confirm priorities and values. The sort of question which, first of all, clarifies one’s own level of self-centeredness vs. other/s. It, … Continue reading

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