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Canada Post phasing out door-to-door

This news that Canada Post will be phasing out door-to-door service in urban centres over the next 5 years is not surprising, however, it is sad.  In an age of electronic communication, less people are sending out letters.  From an environmental standpoint, this makes sense, but from a nostalgic point of view, I will miss […]

Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon show us what hashtag abuse really sounds like

A hashtag is a word or a phrase prefixed with the pound symbol (#). Hashtags provide a means of grouping such messages, since one can search for the hashtag and get the set of messages that contain it. I am not a hashtag user, but it seems over-used, and sometimes confusing. For example, I had no idea what […]

Where did they go?

So I reach in to grab some ground cherries, only to pick up a few empty husks and dirt. Where the heck did all my ground cherries go?!

OBITUARY: Anne Goodman built culture of peace at home and abroad

Personal note: Anne Goodman is the mother of my very good friend, Sandy Murray. My heart aches for her loss. The memorial service for Anne Goodman held Monday afternoon saw hundreds come out to celebrate the life of a woman who left a legacy of social justice and community peace building. Hundreds of paper cranes […]

Art Spin July 2013

Sonya emailed me in the morning and asked me if hubby and I wanted to come along on an Art Spin ride, which John described as, “it’s spectacular.” Those 2 words made Nelson curious. When I showed up at MacGregor Park, I was in awe. I was not expecting so many riders. Cool factor #1: […]

Ribfest 2013

Over the Canada Day long weekend, hubby and I went to ribfest at Centennial Park. As the weather was unpredictable and overcast, the line-ups were considered short. This was good, because I was ready to eat some ribs! I decided to check out Bibb’s, and I happened to be second in line. They were advertising […]

Are these soil mites?

It has been hot and humid lately. Without the humidex, it’s been around 30C/86F. I have a ground cherry plant growing in a 60.5L/16 gallon container, with what I think is ample drainage. Today, I noticed fast moving critters on the soil. They range in colour from white to reddish brown, with some looking a […]


This week at the farm, I was helping Connor. What a huge difference between his beautiful, lush plot, compared to the plot I’ve been helping Phil with. I’m not saying it isn’t equally enjoyable working the new plot. That is rewarding in a different way. It was just a nice change to be surrounded by […]

Phalaenopsis (orchid) re-pot

I soaked my orchid potting mix for about a day and half and was ready to re-pot. The bag says that it contains select western fir bark, horticultural charcoal and porous volcanic rocks. I can also see perlite in the mix. So the reason the issue of re-potting came up in the first place was because I […]

Love Language

Way too beautiful not to share.