Category Archives: Canada

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

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

The Where of It All

Is your life place-specific? Are you relocatable? I am thinking about this after reading The Year of Living Danishly. The author left her high-stress job in London to accompany her spouse when he accepted a year-long contract job in rural

The Where of It All

Is your life place-specific? Are you relocatable? I am thinking about this after reading The Year of Living Danishly. The author left her high-stress job in London to accompany her spouse when he accepted a year-long contract job in rural

Am I Political?

Politics is a bad word and no one says they love politics. Sadly, the word has devolved to imply you love mud-slinging and lies. But loads of people love the run-up to elections, the drama, the rise to power, and

Am I Political?

Politics is a bad word and no one says they love politics. Sadly, the word has devolved to imply you love mud-slinging and lies. But loads of people love the run-up to elections, the drama, the rise to power, and

Snail Mail Controversy

Everyone says we don’t get mail any more. Maybe we get bills or junk mail. We don’t send or receive letters. One stamp to send a card costs $1. The only thing we use mail for is online shopping, and

Snail Mail Controversy

Everyone says we don’t get mail any more. Maybe we get bills or junk mail. We don’t send or receive letters. One stamp to send a card costs $1. The only thing we use mail for is online shopping, and

How to Move to Canada

Since Rom moved here to Canada, we are often asked about the immigration experience. He has been asked by his UK friends, “How can I get into Canada?” Since going through the process, we’ve learned a lot about immigration, and about

How to Move to Canada

Since Rom moved here to Canada, we are often asked about the immigration experience. He has been asked by his UK friends, “How can I get into Canada?” Since going through the process, we’ve learned a lot about immigration, and about

Why I Live Here

The place I live. It has a lot NOT going for it. I can only recommend the weather two months a year. The area is economically depressed. It’s isolated. The nearest big cities are Montreal and Boston – each at

Why I Live Here

The place I live. It has a lot NOT going for it. I can only recommend the weather two months a year. The area is economically depressed. It’s isolated. The nearest big cities are Montreal and Boston – each at