Category Archives: Community

Snack with a bite!

  Cooking up an afternoon snack today. I’m stir frying some stinging nettles I picked from the back yard. It’s an experiment. I was reading ‘Carrots Love Tomatoes’ and flipped to the section on wild edibles. They talk about stinging … Continue reading

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This too shall pass

  This weekend, it’s not all roses and sunshine; instead it’s rain clouds and challenges. Seems to be more than our shares of annoyances in the past few days. Oddly enough, I feel they are all thematically related to weakened … Continue reading

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Good practice

I’m a volunteer fire fighter in my town and we practice every Thursday night. Last night’s practice was a lot of fun. We did drafting, which is when you draw water from other sources to supply your lines.   We … Continue reading

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E-stories for sale! And other stuff…

I’ve set two new goals for myself beginning today. NaNoWriMo…Aspen style So there’s the writing challenge NaNoWriMo, which challenges you to write a novel in November. That’s 50,000 words in 30 days, or 1667 words per day. I did last … Continue reading

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Getting into lake life

Here’s some photos from the past week, getting into the swing of things. The neighbours took us out on their pontoon boat with another couple for one last tour this season of Cowichan Lake. Also some photos of my other … Continue reading

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September long weekend

Here’s some photos taken from Aug 26 to Sept 2. Lots of company at our place! Nice to have family and friends around to help us settle in.

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Family history

In July I queried WestWord¬†Magazine¬†about doing an article on R. Ross Annett, an influential Canadian short story writer in the early 20th century, author of The Babe Stories serial in the Saturday Evening Post, and also my great-grandfather. They sent … Continue reading

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