Monthly Archives: February 2018

My New Paradigm

“You are stronger than you think.” These are the words I read in a post this morning.  I remember how I used to be able to push myself harder to achieve more.  I remember doing sit-ups and push-ups and step-ups … Continue reading

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The North-West Winds

The wind blows in from north-west today A wind of grit and grime And what do you suppose will bring that wind Which gusts from time to time? The trees, they quiver then stand quite still Not sure which way … Continue reading

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The Wind Beneath Her Wings

Remember that song by Bette Midler?  “Did you ever know that you’re my hero?”  I still cry when I hear those words.  My mother gave me a figurine once – a mother cuddling her daughter.  On the bottom was a … Continue reading

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What’s in Your DNA?

“Not to worry, Stacey.  I know you are not a criminal.” Well, I knew I wasn’t too.  But it still made me review my life with a fine tooth comb and really think hard about whether I should have “released … Continue reading

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My Mother Would Have Been Pleased

“Want to stay for a coffee,” asked my friend Vandie this morning after she had lead my through a long-overdue workout in her basement studio. “I won’t have a coffee, Vandie,” I stated, “but I would love a visit.” Little … Continue reading

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Dig Deep, Stretch Far

It was a long fall.  Or so I think I remember it being that way.  I recall the trees were hesitant to give colour to their leaves and, once they had, the colour was rather, well, lack-lustre.  At least that’s … Continue reading

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Thank-you, Mark and Bea

The floor is vacuumed, washed.  The dishes are done.  The fridge is cleaned.  Washroom scrubbed and family room tidied.   It is the day after magnesium.   Still I am seemingly quite fragile, after all, it was quite a day yesterday.  The … Continue reading

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