Monthly Archives: April 2012

Caine’s Arcade

There was a heartwarming story in the paper recently about Caine Monroy, a 9 year old who lives in East Los Angeles.  He is the subject of a short film that has become a recent Internet viral sensation.  The film … Continue reading

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Green Thumb 2012-Year 2

Caroline, my dear friend and gardening partner, and I are embarking on our second year of “farming”.  The plot is the same 20 ft by 50 ft garden we rented from the city last gardening season.  During our first year, 2011, … Continue reading

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Ella’s Tree

Chance Made Us Neighbours-Hearts Made Us Friends Eight years ago today my dear friend Ella died. Over twenty years ago, in another city and another time, we had new neighbours move in next door.  Our daughter, a single child, was … Continue reading

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Simply Biscotti #11

A coffee, a cinnamon bun and the newspaper.   On a quiet weekday morning…ah, yes. There are still a number of delectables to taste at Simply Biscotti.  A project not yet complete…ah, yes.

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I Am Going to Live…How Long?

Yesterday the Globe and Mail sported an article titled “How long will you live?  Just crunch the numbers”   The calculator was created by Ontario scientists and is based on real data on factors contributing to deaths in Ontario, Canada. You have … Continue reading

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