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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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Communing with nature

There are so many hidden gems on Vancouver Island, and particularly the Alberni Valley that I have yet to discover. One of them was Fossli Provincial Park. After a friend posted some photos on Facebook from the park, I decided … Continue reading

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A glass half full kind of gal

Sometime in December I saw a post going around Facebook that really resonated with me. There was a photo of a mason jar full of scraps of paper; the caption said: “This January, why not start the year with an … Continue reading

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The wild blue yonder

What better way to celebrate a birthday/ Thanksgiving weekend than with a flight in a small plane? We’ve enjoyed a prolonged summer here on the left coast, and that precipitated Cyril saying on Saturday that we should book the flying … Continue reading

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