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Colourfully Created Crawlies

“And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, … Continue reading

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A Dip in the Pity-Puddle

Spring took a big step backward yesterday; the temperature dropped to -20 C last night and is supposed to go down to -24 tonight. (That’s -8 and -11 F) and stay cool all weekend. A black bird crossed my path … Continue reading

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The “Drowning” Rainbow

One day a young boy was playing on the sidewalk in front of his house when he spied something intriguing. He dashed into the house, calling, “Mom, Mom. Come quick!” Mother turned from her work. “What’s the matter, Todd?” “I … Continue reading

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Called By My Name

He calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.” John 10:3 To be called by a wrong name always brings a disturbing aura with it. A Mr. & Mrs. Schmidt, due to become first-time parents in several months, … Continue reading

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Guilty As Charged, Your Honor

Our exercise on The Write Practice (see link at right) today was to tell about an adventure we had while traveling,  focusing on one particular scene during the trip. So here’s a small part of our adventure when I went … Continue reading

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Winter Whimper!

It was c-c-c-cold here this morning. When I checked the weather at 8am it was -37 C in Saskatoon with a wind speed at 16 kmph, which gives a wind chill factor of -50 C. Translation for our Yankee friends: … Continue reading

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Memory Lane: Lily Bulb Rescue

It must have been about this time of year, some four years back, when the local Walmart store received a shipment of bulbs. They were wanting to get ahead of the spring rush, I suppose. These bulbs were packed in … Continue reading

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What Passion!

It’s All In The Delivery The actress Helena Modjeska was highly regarded for her ability to breathe life and emotion into her performances.  One day she was giving a dramatic recitation at a dinner party.  The item she recited was … Continue reading

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The Gracious Way to Get There

IT ISN’T COSTLY Does the grouch get richer quicker than the friendly sort of man? Can the grumbler labor better than the cheerful fellow can? Is the mean and churlish neighbor any cleverer than the one who shouts a glad … Continue reading

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“You’re Very Analytical”

Years ago a friend told me one day, “You’re very analytical.” I can’t deny it. I see and hear things and my mind goes into deep contemplation mode, considering the various angles. Here’s just one example: As I was mingling … Continue reading

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