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Thank you Nora Ephron

All my life I have loved to read. I have read a lot – for: university, work, pleasure, and simply information. Sometimes, I become obsessed, and read for hours, trying to learn everything that I can on a particular subject. In fact, I am a “hoarder” of information. I have almost 400 books and dozens of boxes of files in the closet to prove it. Continue reading Thank you Nora Ephron

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An Excess of Clothing and COVID-19

How much is in your closet? Why are we addicted to “fast fashion”? How much do you really need? What should you do with the excess that you no longer need or want? All of these questions were dancing around in my head as I contemplated a spring closet clean out during our COVID-19 lock-down.  I am certainly guilty – just like so many others – of having “too much”. Continue reading An Excess of Clothing and COVID-19

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Seriously? Swedish Death Cleaning?

I had been planning to do it for a long time now. And I had already been doing it– sort of, unintentionally, and very slowly. COVID-19, however, gave me concentrated periods of time at home – something we rarely find ourselves with. And so I decided to tackle my “Swedish Death Cleaning” – seriously. Continue reading Seriously? Swedish Death Cleaning?

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Innovative Ways to Reduce Plastics

While plastics offer “convenience” in packaging of our foods, they are also harming birds, fish, animals – and most likely humans in the long term. Scientists have found evidence of microplastics  in almost all levels of the food chain. It’s time we found ecofriendly solutions and sustainable alternatives! Continue reading Innovative Ways to Reduce Plastics

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Garbage!

The sun glinted on its shiny surface as I walked on the lake-shore path this morning. It was a clear-plastic Starbucks-type cup sitting on the rocks. It was half-filled with a rose-coloured liquid, . Maybe an iced tea? But the problem was the drinker was nowhere to be seen. It was garbage – left behind. Last week, it was four Tim Horton coffee cups strewn across the parking lot. And a few days before it was an empty bottle from “spring water” left on the walking path. Continue reading Garbage!

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Advanced Skin Anti-Wrinkle Serum – Free Trial is Not Free

Skin Balance Advanced Anti-Wrinkle Cream

The  FREE sample of Advanced Skin Anti-Wrinkle Serum is NOT FREE.

I made a mistake. I clicked on a Facebook ad offering FREE samples of anti-wrinkle cream. I then gave my mailing information and supplied my credit card details to pay for the postage. A few days later my “fountain-of-youth” product arrived. So did my credit card bill for $400. Continue reading Advanced Skin Anti-Wrinkle Serum – Free Trial is Not Free

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Free Art Tours for Seniors (Montreal)

Being an art lover at 65 means that you can enjoy FREE  admission to all of the collections at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts on Thursdays, all year-round. You can enjoy free art tours in the morning, and you can also participate in a series of art workshops designed especially for seniors in the afternoon. Continue reading Free Art Tours for Seniors (Montreal)

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Free Art Workshops for Children (Montreal)

Do you need to keep the kids busy for a few hours on the weekend? Do you want the time to be educational as well as fun?

A family outing to the Musee des Beaux-Arts / Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is a great way to spend time together while discovering cultural diversity. In addition to popular art workshops, they also offer musical activities, films and other surprises. Continue reading Free Art Workshops for Children (Montreal)