Category Archives: remember when…

Old Brush, New Work

A number 4 Africana sable brush from 1970’s USA. The ‘Africana’ company once provided high quality glazes, stains and supplies for the booming ’70’s ceramic industry. My parents had distribution rights for the products in the Grande Prairie (AB) area … Continue reading

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Trickster

My history with corvids (crows, ravens, magpies) goes back a ways. When I was about 14 yrs old, I had my bedroom upstairs in an old farmhouse. There was a small window in a dormer and it lead right out … Continue reading

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Deep scars inspire deep questions.

Sitting alone with my tea Saturday morning is something I enjoy. This morning as I sipped with both hands I looked at the moon-shaped scars on my left hand, then an arrow shaped scar on my right thumb. I don’t have many scars, but … Continue reading

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A Tale of a Tail

This is a tale of a tail that involves a cat and a mischievious little brother. It happened in the 70’s when each day brought some new experience to ponder. The bitterly cold winter was fading into memory and the … Continue reading

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You ate what for lunch?

As I eat my chicken sandwich, I reminded of a time when it was my job to make lunches for the family. I’m not talking about yesterday or even last week. I am referring to my 14th year on this … Continue reading

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A delight from home

We recently returned from Grande Prairie where we visited family and the prairie landscape. I forget how much I miss the prairies until I am there again. The wind always blows, and you can see for absolutely miles. There is … Continue reading

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the boredom begins…for them.

Summer holidays are not even here yet and I am hearing that lament from my kids. In an effort to stimulate them to creative play I started naming off some fun things I did with my brother when we were … Continue reading

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