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The Art of Welding

I have an amazing brother-in-law. Like the rest of his family, he had a rough start in inner-city Toronto. He pretty well brought himself up.  It could have gone very wrong. But Brian is self-sufficient and optimistic. He can fix … Continue reading

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The Bear, The Cougar and Sir Robert Borden

Last winter was great for snowshoeing up here and we cleared a couple of trails that get lots of use. But I want to use my skiis. So the other morning on our meadow walk, Abby the Dog and I … Continue reading

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Prime Minister Harper and the South Road Tractor

You can’t live on land like this, expect to farm it, and not have a tractor. Mind you, we tried.  An old gas push mower cleared the long grass around the house and even cut paths into the brush. We … Continue reading

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Breakfast for the Birds

The wild cherry tree outside the dining room window seemed a favourite spot for blue jays.  The tree had no visible fruit or seed, but every day after sunrise, a dozen jays would swoop in from perches hundreds of feet … Continue reading

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Revolution 2.0

Egypt is 10,000 kilometres away from the South Road. But within minutes of Hosni Mubarak turning tail, we knew about it. My laptop sits on the kitchen counter.  I use it to find recipes, Skype my mom and my sister, … Continue reading

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