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January has a grey palette in the great Pacific Northwest Coast.  Pearl, charcoal, silver, pewter...but grey... in cloud, in sea, in bare tree branches poking out of shadowed forests.   In our minds, though, we can see the summer-summer frame.  Always good to do a little daydreaming, to remember ...
01/10/2021
So, is there anything at all that hasn't changed?   Hmmm....it all seems new new new.    In my tiny island home, we are experiencing the other side of turning to an online world.  With another closure underway (the provincial government says: no travel unless you have to...in an effort to flatten...
12/04/2020
More closures?   More invitations not to visit?   In my small rural island, with a tourism based economy, the closures earlier this year brought many small businesses to near extinction.  The openings over the summer season, throughout this province, allowed many to "hang on".   Now we are in our...
11/16/2020
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Who knew that the ten week closures in my province would unleash a storm of real estate activity?   Who knew that happy techies and millenials and retirees, thinking that a city lifestyle, walking distance to every lovely little thing to enjoy, might turn out to be a negative?  Who knew that the ...
08/27/2020
Summer-summer has finally arrived on the great Pacific Northwest Coast.   Fondly called the "wet coast" by many, it felt like June-uary and then July-uary, until the past couple of days.   This is such a beautiful part of the world.  Summer is such a short season...important to catch it while you...
07/21/2020
Such a lot of changes going on right now.   In my corner of the world, we were in "stay home/social distance" mode for ten weeks.   This was a provincial government edict.  Only essential services were allowed to open (groceries, pharmacies, liquor store, the construction trades, and lawyers, rea...
06/27/2020
A rule of thumb, when making a change: do the new behaviour for 21 days.   Apparently, it takes that timeline to create a new habit.   Hmmm....In my area, the "stay home/social distance" government edicts occurred on March 12th.   First response: fear.   That usually brings out the Crab in  us......
05/12/2020
Spring is erupting all around us.   It's a time that makes us restless, just like all the other animals encountering sun and light and warmth.   We want to get up and at it.   Stay home/social distance is still the mantra in my area.   So, yes, in my seaside region, we are all tied up at the dock...
04/29/2020
So, the "Before" is the time pre-March 12th.   The "After" is somewhere ahead.   Is this the "Middle" yet?The "stay at home" and "social distance if you have to go out" edicts are still firmly in place in my region.    Groceries, pharmacies, self-serve gas, liquor stores, and building supply outl...
04/21/2020
Change means we have to shift around our established thought patterns, have to let go of this idea that we are somehow in charge.   Pretty scary.   Letting go is not easy.   Easier to try to stuff the past into the future, while we are still mired in the present.  Change.   It will always force u...
03/29/2020
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