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I am Canadian

Yesterday, I became a Canadian citizen. The ceremony was very well done. While the paperwork was checked and seat assignments were being given, we watched an interesting slide show on the history of citizenship in Canada. Once everyone was seated we were warmly welcomed and told how the ceremony would proceed.   The judge then spoke to us about citizenship, what it meant to him to become a Canadian and then become a Judge. He talked about Canada's values and how other countries view Can

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Stress

Stress,   Stress, stress, go away - don't come another day. Stress is my worst enemy, the one I cannot seem to conquer, other people say 'just don't worry about it', yet I cannot seem to overcome my enemy, no matter what I do.   The past couple of months have been incredibly stressful - some stresses I could do something about, yet the big stressor I could only wait and see, as I had been doing for what seemed months already. The big stressor was resolved on Tuesday - what an incredible

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Aphasia between friends...

Aphasia between friends...   I had lunch Friday with my best friend, and afterwards driving home I had to laugh at how I pantomime and gesture to assist my lack of words.   I was telling her about my purchase of garden plants and of course I could not remember the names of the plants. I began by telling her about this double, almost black, fragile flower that I had ordered, and trying to remember the name I started moving my hands to describe delicate and getting out the word "exotic" whi

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Doggie Tails

I cannot imagine life without a canine buddy. They seem to know what is up before you do. They snuggle and stay by your side, they live to be adored by you and will offer their life to protect yours. They are there for you when everything else is wrong. Their only wish is to have your unconditional love - the same as they give you. I feel sorry for anyone who has not experienced the unconditional love of a canine buddy.   We have two, one is a 85 pound baby and the other a 25 pound lit

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The will to survive in such a small package

The will to survive in such a small package - the BushTit!   For many years I have admired this small species of the bird family (Psaltriparus minimus). They are only 4 inches long from the very tip of their beak to the end of their long tail feathers, weighing in at 5.3 grams. Take a moment right now and think about how much 5.3 grams actually weighs, especially when you consider that there are 28 grams (5 BushTits) in 1 ounce.   They are incredibly tiny, gray coloured birds and you sel

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There was a man born in 1915

There was a man born in 1915, the first and only son, the second child of four. His father was a logger up and down the west coast, both in Canada and the United States, a time when you could easily move back and forth between the two countries. As more children came along the father turned to farming in Washington to raise his family.   As a boy. the man grew up on the farm and when he as around 7 or 8, his first job to get up at the crack of dawn and hitch the old horse to the wagon. He

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Whatever you can dream...

Last year while going through pictures at a thrift store I found this quote, typed and framed. It took me several readings but it helped me and when a co-worker was leaving work I framed a copy for her - I hope it helps someone else.   Until one is committed there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness, concerning all acts of initiative and creation.   There is an elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas & splendid plans : that the moment

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