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US Air Force brings F-22 Raptor to Abbotsford Airshow

For the first time since American sequestration grounded US airshow acts in 2013, an F-22 Raptor from Langley Air Force Base in Virginia will fly at the Abbotsford Airshow. “It will be the first time that we’ve left the country … Continue reading

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Year of the Twos

I can no longer call myself a beginner knitter. After nearly three years, I have accomplished a few things (like knitting scarves for my sister, niece and nephews, my first toque, my first sock, my first baby bootie) and had … Continue reading

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Sometimes, the little stories are the gems

Ever since I learned how to write, I’ve wanted to tell stories. That’s what has kept me going for the past 28 years as a community news journalist. I love the fact that my job is not 9 to 5. … Continue reading

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Why do you give?

“Why do you give?” The question came up in a passage in a novel, of all things. The characters were discussing personal contributions to a charitable event and became introspective about their intentions. I stopped reading the page, set the … Continue reading

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Flat Mark Twins II: five provinces, 10,600 kilometres

The Flat Mark Twins have been packed away in their envelope, ready for delivery to Mrs. Schmidt so they can be returned to Real Mark. They have had a long trip to Canada and are taking a well-deserved rest. The … Continue reading

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The Flat Mark Twins Go on an Adventure

I’d like to introduce you to the Flat Mark twins. But first, a little history. Flat Stanley is a character in a 1964 book written by Jeff Brown and illustrated by Tomi Ungerer. In the book, Stanley Lambchop and his … Continue reading

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Where has the time flown?

I think about my blog a lot; have taken photos and jotted down ideas intending to blog about them. Then somehow the time (and inclination) slips by, and I realize it’s been more than a year since I posted anything. … Continue reading

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