Finally on the Rock

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As years pass St. John’s keeps beckoning to me from the waves. I’m a born and bred Bluenoser, a Nova Scotian, a Maritimer, but I’ve somehow skipped over seeing Newfoundland and Labrador. Probably because it has always been there. Hanging out in the Atlantic. Telling me it’s cool to see other parts of the world first. Last week I finally … Read More

Surprise, you’re in a triathlon

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The Tour of Alberta, a professional bicycle race, ended in downtown Calgary two weekends ago. My husband and I were at the finish line when the cyclists sped to the finish – and blew us away. Literally. The athletes were pedalling so strong and fast the peloton created a stiff breeze. What amazing and powerful riders, there’s no way I … Read More

The Worst Journey in the World is the best

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Every night I get into bed in the Antarctic. No, it’s not some kind of teleportation trick and it’s not that cold in Calgary yet. I’ve been reading The Worst Journey in the World, by Apsley Cherry-Garrard. Cherry-Garrard was part of a British expedition team that travelled to the South Pole in the early 1900s. His non-fiction book was created from … Read More