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After the Mayflowers . . .
Saturday, May 15, 2021      32 comments

. . . my day did get so much better: and this morning, I've enjoyed your comments and (for Maritimers) your special Mayflower memories! The ladies with whom I played golf yesterday are both MUCH much better golfers than I am. Oh my good... Read more
Mayflowers!!
Friday, May 14, 2021      38 comments

Today . . . has been frustrating and difficult. Yes, problems with both the beach stairs and the Henry fence run. Everybody doing the best they can, of course, and not exactly life shattering problems -- but all happening in the context of a s... Read more
Days of Our Lives!
Wednesday, May 12, 2021      36 comments

Nope, no drama -- just ordinary everyday life unfolding . . . Yesterday we were lucky enough to find a family doctor willing to take us on as patients. Her office is about 40 minutes away and we did attend in person (parking lot only, mas... Read more
Henry at the Bark Park!
Monday, May 10, 2021      44 comments

Our Mayflowers search was not successful yesterday, sigh . . . but we will continue looking, and we did enjoy a walk in our local woods just to see what's coming up. But the big excitement yesterday was taking Henry to the local dog park w... Read more
Happy Mother's Day!!
Sunday, May 09, 2021      37 comments

Happy Mother's Day! To all the mothers-of-kids out there, and to all the people (mostly women, some men too) who take on the "nurturing" tasks that are so deeply associated with that mother role. What a fundamentally life-changing e... Read more
The Illusion of Accomplishment -- Addiction to Adrenaline
Saturday, May 08, 2021      30 comments

Loved loved loved the comments on yesterday's blog. Enough already. So many of us have had enough already of being tormented by all those perpetual thoughts of inadequacy. Because we are Enough Already, thank you very much! This has be... Read more
Enough Already!!
Friday, May 07, 2021      33 comments

Here's an edited version of a comment I made, in response to a Sparkie's reaction to yesterday's blog: ... Read more
Food Addiction, Sensory-Specific Satiety and Three Principles
Thursday, May 06, 2021      28 comments

The concepts set out in Michael Moss's new book, Hooked, have really been floating around a lot in my head the last couple of days. He writes about how we get hooked on junk food because of the addictive power of fat salt and sugar hitting our ... Read more
Just Puttering Around . . . .
Wednesday, May 05, 2021      29 comments

Working a little bit in the garden today, spudding out some dandelions (I will plant a little infill grass seed soon). Also planting some lupin seed along the front road way: lupins ARE Prince Edward Island to me, but although there are plenty... Read more
Waisting Our Lives: Shout Out to SERENASEA
Tuesday, May 04, 2021      30 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=6755614 How I loved this Kate Baer poem posted by SERENASEA. So powerful. So true. How much of our lives have we "waisted" in the past? How m... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Sensory-Specific Satiety!
Monday, May 03, 2021      31 comments

Really enjoyed reading all the great comments on that "Choose Your Own Nostalgia?" blog, thank you!! Lots of Sparkies DO have joyous childhood memories of eating healthy with their familiies: veggies and fruits grown or picked and the celebratio... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Choose Your Own Nostalgia?
Sunday, May 02, 2021      38 comments

Ohhhhhhhh my: Michael Moss is most definitely onto something when he links memory to addiction, and in particular the power of childhood nostalgia! So fun to read everybody's comments yesterday about their comfort foods from earlier days: m... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Nostalgia Hooks Us: Michael Moss
Saturday, May 01, 2021      88 comments

www.npr.org/sections/hea
lth-shots/2021/04/26/99082
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et-us-hooked-on-junk Sparkie friend DDOORN posted a recent blog about Michael Moore's most recent book, H... Read more
Pickleball Injuries
Friday, April 30, 2021      42 comments

www.inquirer.com/health/
pickleball-injury-preventi
on-soft-tissue-20200114.html My goodness, I feel regretful about my instinct that fun fun pickleball is not for me . . . but a little searching on the internet did c... Read more
Random News!!
Thursday, April 29, 2021      42 comments

Glorious sunrise this morning, with huge alternating swaths of pink and blue spread across the sky and reflected in the still harbour water, a chorus of robin song. Lasting only a few minutes, as the full moon set to the south: glad I was up ear... Read more

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