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    Burning up!

    This is just another whining session…I’m off of my Dexilant pills, the ones that keep my stomach acid from spewing up into my esophagus. I’m off the pills for 10 days in preparation for the last esophageal test to determine…

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    Lyrica, yuck!

    This is just another stream of consciousness…I’m taking Lyrica (the brand name for the drug Pregabalin) again, and the side effects are awful. This crazy drug is affecting my memory–I can’t remember names and a lot of other things which…

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    Something to think about!

    These are photos of apartment buildings in Hong Kong. I will never again complain about not having enough property.

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    When gas was 25 cents a gallon

    In 1957, a gallon of gas—that’s 3.75 litres—cost 25 cents. On a trip to Sarnia in 1969, we paid 50 cents a gallon, but when we crossed the bridge into Detroit, we paid 25 cents a gallon. And the crazy…

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    I think spring is really here, for real this time!

    The weather conditions here in Ottawa can be a bit frustrating at times. When April rolls around, we get all excited about spring. But, one day, it snows, and the next day, we’re wearing sandals and short sleeves–really! Thank goodness…

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    Spring has arrived!

    Just three days ago, we had snow and fierce north winds. Today, the sun shone, the temperature rose to about 20 degrees, and there was just a hint of a breeze. What a perfect day for working outside. Peter raked…

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    Brrr…

    “It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” Charles Dickens, Great Expectations But, it’s April 24th, and we had snowflakes…

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    It’s a good day to have a good day

    Every day, something good happens to me. It could be chatting with the supermarket check-out clerk, finding a painted rock at the side of the road, or having one of my children visit. It could be as simple as sitting…

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    Total Eclipse of the Sun!

    Yes, a total eclipse of the sun! That’s what happened today. While those of us here in Ottawa, Ontario, weren’t directly in the Path of Totality, we did have 98 percent totality. It was weird, strange, and exciting to see…