Monthly Archives: December 2008

How do we assess our place in the world? New Year’s Questions

I grew up in the U.S. school system which pretty much treated us like laboratory rats. We were measured, weighed, tested, assessed and compared from the time I was in kindergarten on. My report cards kept reflecting that I was … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolution kept by what percent of the population?

According to Ross Freake in today’s Courier, only 28% of people keep their new year’s resolutions. My mission, should I choose to accept it, is to be more mindful of my use of time. Old patterns are easy. Like trenches … Continue reading

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Boxing day sales, Winter Storms and Small Blessings

Staff lined up in the aisles. We were ambushed at every turn. “How are you making out,” the sales clerk in appliances asked. “Oh, not here!” I replied. He blinked awake from his bored haze and said, “What?” “We aren’t … Continue reading

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Creating a Chapbook: poetry and art class at Kelowna’s Rotary Centre

After reading through the last five weeks of newspapers, taking them out back for recyling, seeing that the walkway to the alley is obstructed by snow and shoveling for over an hour, I am ready to do what I set … Continue reading

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Trevisan Traces of Memory Art: Severe Winter, Kelowna

While four pieces of my art are enjoying the relative warmth of Ferrar, Italy, I am here scraping the ice off of the sidewalk. However, the brilliant, clean sunlight coming in the windows and doors is sending visions of being … Continue reading

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Making Money from your Blog

Wowee is my head spinning. Getting Christmas cards made for people, mailed after taking the time to put a personal note in them, getting ready for the big sale at the Rotary Centre on December 13th from 10 until 4 … Continue reading

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Liberals, Coalitions heating up for Winter

One of the warmest winters ever according to my sister-in-law from Denver. It is 65 degrees and no snow. Here the delphinium thought they would give it another try and almost made a blue triumph when they were frozen in … Continue reading

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Coalition Government, Stephen Harper Master Strategist

Stephen Harper: Master Strategist URL: http://www.rickmercer.com/blog/index.cfm/2008/12/3/Stephen-Harper–Master-Strategist Okay we just might as well admit it and get it over with. Stephen Harper is a genius. Here we are faced with a global economic crisis. Nations all over the world are struggling … Continue reading

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Brilliantly colored pieces

The next two use color to create energy and movement.

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Second Series for Large Images

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