Monthly Archives: September 2013

Other people’s junk

Today’s Daily Prompt from the WordPress Daily Post is “Junk.”  Coincidently, I’ve been thinking about that very topic… The public stretches of riverbank attract folks with fishing poles and buckets of bait. Frankly the whole idea of fishing in the river makes … Continue reading

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Crashing

Midmorning on my youngest daughter’s first day of Kindergarten, my office phone rang. “Mrs. B? This is the Busing Supervisor from the school division transportation office. I’m just phoning to advise you that there was an accident involving your daughter’s … Continue reading

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Leaves

    The leaves are changing colour. I used to think it was sad that the beauty of the autumn foliage signaled the end of the leaf’s life, until it occurred to me that the tree is not dying. It’s just … Continue reading

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Keeping track

Lately I’ve been reflecting on my relationship to tracking, in the sense of “keeping track” of details of my daily activities. This reflection is due in large part to the inspiration of an eloquently written and thought-provoking blog called The Unquantified … Continue reading

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I go walking: West

(Part 4 in a series of reflections on striking out from home in each of the four directions Walking west takes me away from the river. Walking west takes me to a strip mall. If I walk far enough to … Continue reading

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I go walking: East

(Part 3 in a series of reflections based on striking out from home in each of the four directions.) As my friend T. smartly pointed out to me yesterday, to truly walk eastward I would have to wait for winter and … Continue reading

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I go walking: South

(Part 2 in a series of reflections based on striking out from home in each of the four directions.) To the south lie the paved bike trails of the Bishop Grandin Greenway. The majority of these pathways run east/west, parallel … Continue reading

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