Category Archives: Nova Scotia

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

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

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

First Canadian Winter

Whenever I speak to immigrants – even Rom – they are always very animated when describing their first winter in Canada. Shock and awe! For those unfamiliar with our climate, I will do a run-down of what we experience. I

First Canadian Winter

Whenever I speak to immigrants – even Rom – they are always very animated when describing their first winter in Canada. Shock and awe! For those unfamiliar with our climate, I will do a run-down of what we experience. I

Summer “Shoulds”

I don’t usually make big plans for the summer. The groove at work is relaxed, there are lots of local festivals on the weekends, there’s plenty of gardening and yard work to do, and I can always find time for

Summer “Shoulds”

I don’t usually make big plans for the summer. The groove at work is relaxed, there are lots of local festivals on the weekends, there’s plenty of gardening and yard work to do, and I can always find time for

What I Don’t Have

As I continue with my very lengthy home inventory project, I am recording the things I own, and giving some thought to things I don’t own. I started wondering – what is in a typical household, and how is mine

What I Don’t Have

As I continue with my very lengthy home inventory project, I am recording the things I own, and giving some thought to things I don’t own. I started wondering – what is in a typical household, and how is mine

Down East

I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia. If your cruise ship docks in Halifax on a sunny July morning, as they often do, I’d meet you in the early-to-mid  morning at the Seaport Farmer’s Market. Like most downtown farmers’ markets, it

Down East

I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia. If your cruise ship docks in Halifax on a sunny July morning, as they often do, I’d meet you in the early-to-mid  morning at the Seaport Farmer’s Market. Like most downtown farmers’ markets, it