Category Archives: Weather

Simply speaking: Thank you, brown paper bag

My Saturdays have become quite simple in recent weeks; I’ve been trying to keep things simple and quiet. This Saturday, I craved some exercise so went to an early morning kick boxing class, after breakfast. The previous day’s burst of … Continue reading

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Shaken and stirred

When you live in an area where the ‘natural disaster’ that people are most accustomed to is a power outage–and we had an unexpected four hour outage yesterday, as an electricity pole and its wires fell to the ground near … Continue reading

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Losing power

No sooner had I written the title of this post than a friend in Barbados sent me a message on Skype: ‘Bloody power went off so I missed the whole thing’. He was referring to activity today in financial markets. … Continue reading

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Give thanks

You have to remain constantly amazed at what it takes for things to work out well, and the fine line between success and failure in daily life. My first grade daughter and I were due to take a surprise trip … Continue reading

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How distress can lead to inappropriate behaviour

I had a distressing weekend. It has been bitterly cold, and my body, though it has lived in frigid climes for decades, works much better when in balmy conditions. Days and nights of temperatures below freezing point are not enjoyable, … Continue reading

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Winter draws on: learning lessons

I was commissioned today to write a piece. My first grader wanted the world to know how she had spent her long morning, before school started. I had hoped yesterday that I would write something about the Martin Luther King … Continue reading

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Impossibility theorem

I was determined to not write about how the Washington metropolitan area dealt with its first snowfall: the story has been written often enough that the area does not deal well with the white stuff. I also decided that I … Continue reading

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