Monthly Archives: July 2014

You have mail!

[Apologies to some of you who are getting this twice. I’m having trouble with the interface with facebook…] Home is where the heart is. That’s what it used to say on a neighbour’s mailbox, ornate blue letters surrounded by a … Continue reading

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You have mail!

[Apologies to some of you who are getting this twice. I’m having trouble with the interface with facebook…] Home is where the heart is. That’s what it used to say on a neighbour’s mailbox, ornate blue letters surrounded by a … Continue reading

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Emerging from Limbo

I am standing on the edge of the Echo River, watching it flow upstream, seemingly determined to find its way back to its beginnings, to retrace its steps and revisit where it’s been. The locals here say—with understandable pride—that this … Continue reading

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Too Many Houses

The time has come for the grand confession. I’ve been putting it off, embarrassed into silence. But the silence weighs on me as heavily as an untruth. And so here it is: I am the owner (okay, co-owner) of three … Continue reading

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Downsizing?

Here’s how downsizing is working for us. We now live in an 1800 square foot house, a storey-and-a-half with a big country kitchen, a spacious living room, a bedroom, a tiny downstairs study, and a narrow “front room”—a converted sunporch … Continue reading

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