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Mamma Mia—Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

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On Calgary’s record-breaking hottest day, I went with friends to see Mamma Mia (the sequel) to beat the heat. My sister had given me a head’s up that I would see myself on screen in the character of Donna (Meryl Streep) … Continue reading

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The Grand Taboo: An Ode to Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade—and Especially Katherine

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Six years ago, I met an elderly couple at the coffee shop, Kawa Espresso. They came in together everyday for their lunch (always hot, homemade soup) and would beetle around the neighborhood doing different things and visiting a variety of … Continue reading

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Life Reimagined

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“Don’t ever feel like your best days are behind you. Reinvention is the purest form of hope. Make today your best yet.” —Phil Wohl One of the most fascinating aspects of living on Earth is the endless diversity. There are … Continue reading

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What is Reality 2018?

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“You cannot experience a reality which you are not the vibration of.” —Bashar A number of years ago, my brother asked me what my New Year’s resolutions were. “To exercise at least once this year.” “You can’t make a resolution … Continue reading

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Navigation for the Insanity of the World

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“The hardest thing in life is letting go of what you thought was real.” —Ritu Ghatourey I wasn’t going to go to the short documentary screening of Assetto di Volo at the Italian Club last Thursday. I’d driven from one … Continue reading

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A Total Eclipse of the Heart

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“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.” -John Lennon The Earth’s stage right now feels like, most days, a very bad Shakespearian … Continue reading

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Forgive

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“Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.” -Nelson Mandela This past week was my “Super Bowl.” I launched a book I didn’t think I’d ever write. Too much work. Too much reliving of the … Continue reading

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5 Seconds to Pulverizing Procrastination

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“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” —Abraham Lincoln I awoke one exceedingly cold winter morning not long ago and attempted to drag myself out of bed. In spite of my good intentions to jump up, … Continue reading

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Whose Life Are You Living?

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“All that we see or seems is but a dream within a dream.” -Edgar Allan Poe I was bombing down the main street in Bucerias on a Townie bicycle last month when I ran into a friend’s sister. I stopped … Continue reading

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Winter’s Coming—Let’s Get Hygge With It!

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“Cold nights, old friends, cozy under warm blankets, hot chocolate and big socks.” —Wanda St.Hilaire      One would think that a girl raised on the Saskatchewan prairies, a girl who was a school patrol in -40 temperatures, would take … Continue reading

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