A Petrified Tree

I don’t know exactly when he died.  He seemed as still and tall and upright as ever, his arching boughs bracing the two less imposing end trees.  The garden is nearly forty feet long, on the oval, double the length of the hosta conga line that adorns the walkway–really, when I think about it, paralleling the entire length of the house.  Last year, the squirrels built their nest in the far tree, the one of all the three which is most healthy, none of its smaller trunks cleaving the main trunk but rather emerging from a robust centre…  

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A Deadly Mouthful article Published

Bravo to the Editors of Your Local Journal (YLJ) and Your Local West Island Journal for publishing my article, A Deadly Mouthful, on the dangers of eating horsemeat. Read the saved article here, or the entire journal here (note: link may get outdated or replaced with latest issue.)

It’s an emotional topic, and they were flexible enough to accommodate its length by presenting it in two Parts (see May Equine Awareness on page 17 of their previous issue)… 

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When No-one Cares for you, I will

Believe it or not, the title of this post is a quote from the John Wayne movie, The Sons of Katie Elder.  My but the world has changed!  The New York Times had an article I found enlightening if only because, when taken together with the following article (written by Animals-Angels USA), it embodies how a new insight into an old tradition evolves into action…

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Movie Quiz

Okay…I can’t remember his name at the moment (but I will look it up).  The 1949 version of Little Women was just on TCM (Mary Astor, June Allyson, Peter Lawford, Liz Taylor, Janet Leigh) and I noticed that the actor who played a doctor in GWTW was the same actor who “doctored” little Beth’s Scarlet Fever…

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Lunch Chat with Book Club

Lunch Chat with Book Club

I feel so privileged.  The Book Club has invited me to a Luncheon Chat on June 6th.  Again, I have Curves in part to thank for this.  One of the benefits of being a Curves member is that you get to meet lots of women from all backgrounds, of all ages and dispositions, and, if you tend, like I do, to work out at about the same time of day every day or every other day, you develop relationships of one kind or another…  

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