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Grow Old With Me
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Grow Old With Me

Fred Figures – Sept 2010 “Congratulations! You look like a very happy couple.” That’s what a man called out to us before driving away from a stop sign as we walked arm in arm together one evening. We were both surprised and appreciative of his comments – expressed as they were with genuine sincerity. It…

How to Find Your Voice

How to Find Your Voice

For years, I thought my voice was what came out of other people’s mouths. Which was fine – they were speaking their truth – it just wasn’t mine. I hadn’t the experience of life to find out for myself. Eventually – with decades of life to draw upon – I saw there were commonalities between…

Some Call It Grace

Some Call It Grace

Everyone knows of “Sesame Street” – with Big Bird and the smaller Muppets – but, “Mr. Rogers’ Neighbourhood” was a children’s TV first: kids talking about their feelings and dealing with them. Not your typical “pie-in-the-face”, Bozo-the-clown-type kid’s show… Mr. Rogers respected his young viewers too much, saying, “You made it a special day for…

The Power of One
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The Power of One

I don’t know how many have considered the power of one – person, place or thing – to influence, or in my case, totally salvage my life. It’s not something that you can easily point to and say, “Yes, that’s where it happened!” But, you often can remember the people involved. Looking back, I remember…

THE WILD WEST. AGAIN!

THE WILD WEST. AGAIN!

This is a story about how the west was won… and lost again. One day, we went shopping at an old building housing several antique businesses:everything from household to farm memorabilia… things that take you back in time. In my case, way back. Right in front of me was a Wild Bill Hickok replica gun…

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