29 Nov
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Spice up the Holidays

In December, traditional activities of the season include decorating gingerbread houses and cookies. For me, it is baking gingersnap cookies. The blend of the sweetness of the sugar and the tanginess of the ginger spice makes them a favourite seasonal...

22 Nov
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The gift that keeps on giving

With Christmas just around the corner, it is easy to overspend and worry about finding the perfect gift for that special someone. I would like to share the gift that has meant the most to me I received from my...

22 Nov
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The magical nature of board games

Ever since my childhood, I have loved playing board games. If memory serves me correctly, the first game I learned to play was something called Ludo. It involved throwing the dice and then moving my token per the number on...

25 Oct
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The mighty and the tiny

From my very first introduction, I have been fascinated by bonsai trees. A Japanese friend’s father cultivated them, and when he realized that I was interested in his bonsai, he went into great detail about how he grew and looked...

29 Sep
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Hide and squeak; a modern mystery!

“There is it again!” my wife Martha raised her voice to ensure I heard her. “I’m almost resolved to this relentless freaking squeaking. It’s been a constant companion for days.”“Huh?” I queried, wistfully.“That beep, chirp, whatever it is. I hear...

29 Sep
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Truly, there is no place like home

The word home signifies something special and important to all of us.No matter where in the world one comes from, home symbolizes security, love and a place of belonging.Home is not just a house, although it usually involves houses, it...

29 Sep
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On the hunt for trolls in Denmark

In April 2022, we travelled to Denmark with the intent of learning more about my Danish heritage (my maiden name was Johansen) My father came from Haderslev, about one hour from the German border, and after graduating from Agriculture College,...

29 Aug
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A letter in the mail

As I reach into the compartmentalized slot of the postal box, one of 50 other compartments with keyed doors, I have a flash from the past of a time when mail was personally delivered to the mailbox right outside the...

26 Aug
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Bonnie the Cat

She had been an abandoned cat living in a shelter. Being an orphan with an uncertain future must be very stressful even for an animal! Then she was picked up by our daughter who lives in a two bedroom condo,...