3
Feb
2018
2

New life

Oh, ya know, just helping to bring new life into the world over here on the farm. No big deal, right?! Actually, it was a H U G E deal for me. Not only because it was my first time helping deliver a calf but because there was something so beautiful about it all. Earlier in the fall B2 (the...
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25
Jan
2018
8

Family homestead renovation

This won’t surprise anyone who knows me: I somehow manage to fill my life with chaos. Organized chaos but pandemonium nonetheless. Why would I want downtime, right? Before I go any farther, a bit of context: The Babe’s parents, Madeline and Paul, celebrated their love on September 9, 1972. A few years later they brought the man who makes my heart smile every day into...
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4
Jan
2018
6

New found happiness

This little world of mine these days is all new to me. New relationship. New littles. New lifestyle. New friends. New job. New community. New happiness. New. New. New. For some, all of these “news” may sound overwhelming. I get it – I basically did an overhaul of everything tangible in my life. I mean really, who packs, unpacks, purges...
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3
Jan
2018
6

The best I can be

Two days ago I hit publish for the first time in 869 days. And I have been high ever since. Don’t worry Mama, it’s the legal kind. I took a chance on many just about everything that was comfortable to me. After a ten year, fantastic career with a great organization and amazing people, I not only changed jobs but...
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1
Jan
2018
8

Take a chance

You know when you buy a new book and four pages in you can’t put it down? That’s me. Right now. Only I’m not reading anything – it’s my life. I have always lived a little on the edge. Sometimes literally. Like the edge of a mountain in Jasper, Alberta. Or the edge of the Atlantic Ocean in St. Andrew’s-by-the-Sea,...
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15
Jul
2015
0

A night at the Carp drive-in…BINGO style

Over the loud speakers with perfect annunciation B-14 is called. Daub. Followed by N-34. Daub. Then G-60. Daub. My heart feels like it’s going to jump out of my chest as I almost have a line. Ya, ya. Little things excite me. B-2. Zoot! O-69. O-69 is repeated. Woohoo! I lay my hand on the steering wheel and honk. Yep. Honk. That’s right folks. I honk...
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22
May
2015
5

Bryan Murray: community hero

Shawville, Quebec. A one-stoplight town approximately an hour north-west of Ottawa. Population? 1,674. Pride? Unmeasurable. Growing up Ottawa Senators’ General Manager Bryan Murray’s family made up approximately 1% of the small community’s population. One of 10 children – five girls and five boys – sports were interwoven into the daily fabric of their lives. The influence of the community, the...
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10
Apr
2015
2

40 – 2 = 28 Again

Today I am 28 years old. Again. For the tenth time. And I love it. See, I told you 40 – 2 = 28. At least by my equation.  Up until this point I would deny my age. There was no way it was possible that I was in my mid-thirties. I was not getting older. Getting older meant mom...
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16
Mar
2015
1

And the Juno goes to …

He’s not an acclaimed musician. In fact, he doesn’t even play an instrument. And now he’s no longer the unsung giant. For years my father-in-law, Ed Robinson, has been the man behind the music. He’s been the commanding voice that only a select few have ever heard. The frontman for thousands. Not only has he helped celebrate Canadian music but he has...
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