Category Archives: Canada

In and Out of April

Out on the town, snow, and a new Canadian… In April I had a nice mix of entertainment, going out more than usual. I’ve blogged before about events for the Child Soldier Initiative, a local charity promoting awareness of the

In and Out of April

Out on the town, snow, and a new Canadian… In April I had a nice mix of entertainment, going out more than usual. I’ve blogged before about events for the Child Soldier Initiative, a local charity promoting awareness of the

Going Wild

…as in…wild animals! For readers “not from around here,” I thought I would sum up all the animals you might see in Nova Scotia, common or rare. The number is limited, so there’s no need to leave any out! I

Going Wild

…as in…wild animals! For readers “not from around here,” I thought I would sum up all the animals you might see in Nova Scotia, common or rare. The number is limited, so there’s no need to leave any out! I

O Cannabis

In July of next year, Canada will legalize marijuana. Not just decriminalize it, not just for medical use, but fully legalize it for recreational use for adults. The government will make it a controlled substance like alcohol, and will regulate

O Cannabis

In July of next year, Canada will legalize marijuana. Not just decriminalize it, not just for medical use, but fully legalize it for recreational use for adults. The government will make it a controlled substance like alcohol, and will regulate

Accounting for: June

In June, our (grown-up) kid from Toronto came for a visit. Since it’s only an annual event, I took time off work and made a proper vacation of it. We made a plan to get everything done: Visit with extended

Accounting for: June

In June, our (grown-up) kid from Toronto came for a visit. Since it’s only an annual event, I took time off work and made a proper vacation of it. We made a plan to get everything done: Visit with extended

Calling Names

What’s in a name? A lot. When I first visited the UK in 2008, I was shocked to hear British people referring to anyone not UK-born as foreigners. I heard frequent references in the news to foreign countries. Listening more

Calling Names

What’s in a name? A lot. When I first visited the UK in 2008, I was shocked to hear British people referring to anyone not UK-born as foreigners. I heard frequent references in the news to foreign countries. Listening more

Rockies Reunion

Last week Rom and I joined Link in the Canadian Rockies for a family reunion. Due to distance and cost, we hadn’t seen everyone in five long years. Twenty-four of us, from age 20 to 80, converged at Radium Hot Springs, BC,

Rockies Reunion

Last week Rom and I joined Link in the Canadian Rockies for a family reunion. Due to distance and cost, we hadn’t seen everyone in five long years. Twenty-four of us, from age 20 to 80, converged at Radium Hot Springs, BC,

June: It’s a Wrap!

A big part of June was taken up with putting the house back in order after it was painted. All the furniture is in its place now, and everything is functional, but nothing is on the walls yet. I’m afraid of making

June: It’s a Wrap!

A big part of June was taken up with putting the house back in order after it was painted. All the furniture is in its place now, and everything is functional, but nothing is on the walls yet. I’m afraid of making