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On openess and finding truth

The sky is blue and so am I. OK, more pensive than blue. But, I had to get the weather in there somehow. I have been reading both James Agee and Raymond Carver. Fabulously realistic, sensitive writers. Very male and with a phenomenal ear for how people speak. Also, the insight into the quiet or sometimes […]

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Survived the sale and enjoying the cool.

Well it is done, the sidewalk sale is over. Hallelujah! All in all it was OK, can’t complain. Helped me to renew with many nice people, which is great. The weather? Well, we went from wilting to… it’s a little bit cold and I’m happy about it. Air and wind good stuff. Up here in […]

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Great thursday

This day started hot. I figured it’s going to be hot and a write off. But, no it was fun. Lots of visitors and clients. A great end to the day, lovely dinner in delightful company. Can’t beat that. It’s nice to be appreciated. I hope I haven’t jinxed the rest of the sale. Later girls […]

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Busy week ahead

It’s hot. Enough said. This week is the dreaded sidewalk sale on the street where my Bookstore is situated. We have two a year, I hate them, exhausting, much ado about nothing. I imagine I won’t have much time to read or post on the blog. I’m still reading My Life As A Man by […]

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On the merits of slow

First the weather,  it is perfect.  Clear blue sky, cool breeze. Sleep is once again possible, let’s hope it lasts. Next, hockey season is right around the corner,  I can’t wait. Yeh. I haven’t been reading much lately. Well, actually I haven’t been reading much I can talk about. A friend asked me to read […]

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Curve ball, shmurveball

The weather is back to the way I like it,  cool and breezy. Admit it’s been a while since I mentioned the weather. This summer has been way up there,  on the learning curve of life. Funny, you live forty-five years,  you think you know a thing or two. Who you are, what your reactions […]

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Lucky

I’m feeling nostalgic I was listening to some songs on You Tube. Funny, Ever listen to a song you haven’t heard for a long time and remember all the words? I was listening to a Mike And The Mechanics song The Living Years. I think all of us who have fathers who have passed can […]

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Les Amours Imaginaires

On the weekend I went to see a new movie, Les Amours Imaginaires. This movie,  is by La Belle Province’s latest homegrown genius,  Xavier Dolan. He made a movie last year,  that had great critical international success,  J’ais Tué Ma Mere. Les Amours Imaginaires, does not suffer from the sophomore jinx, it is Sublime. A must […]

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Is the blog the modern day diary?

 “If a man has no constant lover who shares his soul as well as his body, he must have a diary—a poor substitute, but better than nothing. That is all there is to it in my case” James Lees-Milne I read this quote recently in a book review and thought to myself,  I have to […]

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New blog look and goodbye to good friends

I changed the look of my blog. I’m still working out the kinks, I’m computer challenged. Just said goodbye to two good friends who are driving down the 401 (moving to Toronto) I wish them much luck and happiness in their new city.  I’ll miss them but, hey now I have an excuse to go […]