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Movie reviews: Lunarcy and more

So many fab movies (many documentaries) are available on that much-maligned medium – the airplane movie screen. Many of you would think it is lunarcy to watch them in that setting. Lunarcy looks at several individuals (all male) who are compelled to strive to go to the moon. Here’s the trailer from the 2012 Toronto…

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Walking Home, by Simon Armitage

As I was saying when the first draft of this post was so rudely and prematurely published, I am learning to use my wonderful technology…   Sub-titled “A poet’s journey,” Walking Home appealed to me as a walker with a bit of interest in England’s long distance paths. As it was written in prose, I was…

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The Loved One, by Evelyn Waugh

I haven’t been posting much recently, due to spending a lot of time helping my mother, who is not well. I’ve been sorting and cleaning at her place and happened upon a little novel by Evelyn Waugh that caught my eye. This book is roughly the same age as I am, but it is in…

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Next time we should walk IN the half-marathon!

This is a sequel to my post from Australia where we watched one daughter do a triathlon – Next time we should walk to the triathlon. Being back at home we decided to drive yet again to participate with our other lovely daughter, who was signed up for the Vancouver half-marathon. We had to set the alarm for…

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Wow! Here is an ADVENTURE!

I’ve been quite pleased with myself (“chuffed”, as they say) in my ongoing day dreams. People pretend to be quite impressed by my experience and plans for the Camino in Spain, and I enjoy that. However, I recently learned about an acquaintance who is now on a SERIOUS walk that puts my plans to shame. Her adventure goes above…

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Next time we should walk to the triathlon!

The 750 m swim, 20 km bike ride, and 5 km run were the easy parts, at least for the accompanying persons! We got off to a bad start on exiting the tight turn in the driveway. With a bicycle and 3 adults in a tiny car, visibility was not optimal and the driver’s mind…

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A fable of family and fire

You know how summer cottages are – the home for cast off furniture and family flareups of both the incendiary and emotional kind. We spent the weekend at the cottage of some family friends.  Everyone was encouraged to create a piece of art. (Disclaimer: The following account is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to…