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BOOK!

BOOK!

Well, it’s not officially summer for another month, but the temperature where I live today hit 33 C. That’s HOT for Nova Scotia! Mercifully we are heading into the wilderness tomorrow for four glorious days of paddling and communing with nature. (Read: swatting black flies.) But the interesting thing is that when the temps go up […]

TJP … what’s it all about Alfie?

TJP … what’s it all about Alfie?

I saw this walking in the woods today. It stopped me in my tracks. A hunk of tree that’s clearly been lying around for awhile. I was struck by both its simplicity and its complexity. While on that walk, I thought back to The July Project and how it was both simple and complex. A […]

Break break break

Break break break

Folks, try as I might to catch up, I  am still 9 posts behind.  And, oooh, they are humdingers … from learning about UFOs, to meeting an artist in her 80’s who’s built a boat and will be sailing to Paradise later in August, to strolling through a weird, wacky and whimsical forest  … and […]

Days 5/6 … Psycho

Days 5/6 … Psycho

No, Sandra’s not “gone psycho” (although a couple family members may beg to differ.) Psychogeography is a new term for me. I’ve read many definitions –some coherent; some not–but the one I like the best is by Merlin Coverly, a chap who wrote a book on the topic. He says, “Psychogeography seeks to overcome the […]

Day 5/6 … the 10K challenge

Day 5/6 … the 10K challenge

Hold on; it’s not what you think. This has nothing to do with running. It’s all about discovering as much as I can within a 10-kilometer radius of my home. Some people might think I’m daft. After all, I live in the woods on a river in a community that’s so small that it doesn’t […]

Day 1 … easing into TJP

Day 1 … easing into TJP

Canada Day happened to coincide with two things: a) our twin grandkids, Lucy and Ellie (3 years and 3 months old) arrived around noon after a trip on the Digby Ferry and, b) it was the first day of The July Project (TJP). Knowing there were some Canada Day celebrations at the Yarmouth South Playground, […]

COUNTDOWN

COUNTDOWN

Five more sleeps to The July Project (TJP) and also the launch of my new & improved website. Whoop! Now, in case you are wondering, this wee log cabin is the Durkee Memorial  Library in the village of Carleton, just a few kilometers from where we live. About 30 years ago I borrowed a book titled […]

The July Project … what was I thinking?

The July Project … what was I thinking?

So off I go to bed last night feeling pretty chuffed about this “project” Melanie and I have agreed to embark on this summer. Through the night, however, I woke up with a start and couldn’t get back to sleep. So I made a cup of hot chocolate, and sat in front of the fire in a […]