Two years and counting

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It has been two years since I launched my corporate and personal legacy writing business in Calgary. These two years have been filled with successes, mistakes and a lot of learning. But my business has taken root and is managing to grow little by little. Each day, month and year adds up — and each story I help write and … Read More

The magpie and the sparrow

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A “gotchi” is what I call a magpie. I hadn’t seen one before I went to South Korea a long time ago. Once there, I noticed tons of these black and white birds. Sometimes their feathers are so black they turn iridescent green in the sun. “What is that bird called?” I asked a Korean friend. “That’s a gotchi.” This … Read More

Lest we forget

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To be posted during World War II at Cape Spear, Newfoundland wouldn’t have been a cushy job. It was cold, cold, cold with bone-chilling strong winds. It was lonely work searching for German U-Boats amongst the whales and icebergs. Click here for some stories from soldiers stationed to coastal radar units around Canada during World War II.

First snow

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When the snow starts flying in fall, it’s the most beautiful. The light outside turns silver. Not that thin autumn sunshine or grey-tinged gloominess. The air surrounding Calgary turns moist for a few hours and chases the dryness away. Everything becomes quiet. People scurry inside to get away from the snowflakes falling from the sky. Pets aren’t walked. Vehicles are … Read More