Monday in the Mountains

Big fat flakes of snow are falling slowly in my little town - each one beautiful and unique just like you.  Inside it’s toasty warm as our heating system struggles to keep up with the ever falling outside temperatures - baby it’s cold out there and icy and slippery. I haven’t been outside much this …

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Snow on the Three Sisters – Seriously?

The summer has been interesting here in my little corner of the world.....it's the first full summer I have spent  entirely anywhere except the house I grew up in.  In the beginning there were warm sunny days.  Remember May 24 weekend I planted flowers with Lenka and now they are flourishing and over-flowing their boxes.  …

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Home Sweet Home – Its good to be back

Hello, Yeah, its been awhile, Not much How bout you ----England Dan and John Ford Coley It has been awhile since my last post.  I was here and then gone to Toronto for a couple of weeks on my first long distance travel post-stroke.  And now I am back in my little piece of heaven …

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The Goldens Shine Bright!

Today's feature picture is a group of travelers called "The Goldens" four women, two dogs and a sixteen year old who is making a documentary short about their cross-Canada journey (As an aside:  that's 4,636 Kilometres).   Sarah, my awesome mountain trainer just happened to be strolling the Main Street last night and joined us for …

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Freedom? It feels like it

I've been waiting for this day.  Maybe you have too, and you just didn't know it.  As you know I've been seeking a garment, a technique or a tool to help me with the one item that still confounded my independence. Eureka!! I actually "found" it a few months ago but thought I had purchased …

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Besties

Through most of my adult life I've had two really great best friends that I dream and travel with. One of our dreams has always been to buy an island somewhere, maybe somewhere tropical or maybe Northern Ontario and run some kind of retreat-based business, each of us doing things we really enjoy, together while …

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Learning to Fly

Sunday morning. I Think I’ll listen to Linda Rhonstadt’s radio station on Spotify. It’s perfect for a rainy Sunday morning in the mountains. All my favourites. Carole King, James Taylor, Don Henley and wait is that Crystal Gayle?? I’m planning a trip to Toronto in June so I have a few things to do to …

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Goals: Lets go Shopping

I had a goal remaining from my time at the hospital and that was to go shopping with my friend Lori at Nordstrom in Chinook Centre, Calgary.  This may sound like an easy goal but at the time it was a stretch goal as I was still in a wheelchair and  just learning to walk …

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