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The Inquirer’s Playground

June 12, 2013

There I lay. Hopelessly awake in the middle of the night with no more tears to cry. Four hours from the Zihuatanejo, Mexico airport. No vehicle. Not much more to my Spanish repertoire than “¿Dónde está el baño?”   Two fellow travelers I’m sure were plotting to dump me in the nearest dark alley. A…

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Cross Peace Off Your List

June 4, 2013

From within the thick of utter chaos, serenity looks like an oasis in the desert we pray isn’t a mirage. Yet when calm reigns for just a bit over too long, the itch for something more returns. Unless we choose the life of a monk, how do we find that elusive peace so desperately sought…

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Three Spins On A Whim

May 29, 2013

You’d laugh if you saw through my mind’s eye right now – or possibly be scared. Three tousled haired thoughts in striped shirts and jeans elbow each other out of centre spot to grab my attention. How befitting a dive into whimsy. I suppose before bruises turn to bloodshed, I best give each one their…

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When Passion Is Gone

May 22, 2013

Here’s an interesting thought – passion is the enemy of complacency.   I was all set to write another post today and the word “complacency” flashed into mind while held captive brushing my teeth. Thoughts dominoed from there. Change of plans.   If you want things to stay the same, passion is the last thing…

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Toddler at the wheel of an antique tractor

Doing Not For Everyone

May 15, 2013

I’ve often wondered if I was a farmer in a different lifetime. Growing up I always felt out of place in the city and knew I was supposed to live on a farm somewhere. My all-time favourite Christmas present was a tin barn set. And I’ve spent many a Sunday morning totally engrossed watching Prairie…

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Bounce Off The Moon

May 13, 2013

Here’s a shiver inducing space-to-earth collaboration between Canadian astronaut Cmdr. Chris Hadfield and Ed Robertson of Barenaked Ladies. Just thinking about all that had to converge to make this come together, I’m always re-inspired to know the bright future so many of us envision is possible. Can’t help but feel a transcendence into something beyond…

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Six Points Of Order

May 8, 2013

Time waits for no one. Reflecting on the habit of order this week, I began wondering if there was more than the obvious, what order might hold beyond freedom from clutter and ball juggling.   Not surprisingly, the answer arrived long before words had a chance to organize themselves for me to hear. A long…

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Joy Of Bliss

May 1, 2013

I remember being taken aback the first time I felt joy. Not happiness, elation, or passion – pure joy.   There I was strolling across the lawn at Heritage Park for the hundredth time with my nephew and niece. In the blink of an eye I was taken aback, watching myself watch the kids while…

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A Way To Changing Change

April 14, 2013

The great debate since 1920: do you remove a band-aid with one swift yank, or peel back the edge a little bit at a time? The great debate since the start of time: is swift and radical the way to create change, or is slow and gentle the more effective path?   I heard several…

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