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Haida Gwaii

By Marie Bruce on Sep 13, 2016

I love nature and wild places and I especially love Emily Carr's atmospheric paintings from her time in Haida Gwaii so I went ahead and booked my Air Canada flight to Sandspit to travel in early August 2015. Read more...


Phnom Penh – Cambodia

By Marie Bruce on Mar 18, 2015

I am one of a group of five women friends who like to travel and talk about travel. We consider ourselves young seniors and when we get together we talk about our wish list of places to visit. We decided on a tour of South East Asia for 31 days. Read more...


Confessions of a Zoomer

By Mary Sawyer Mesheau on May 27, 2014

I have always prided myself on how engaged and “with it” I am. I am 64 and gobble up the news items and magazine articles that tell me to “live” the life, to have a second career, to enjoy an encore career, to follow my passion. Read more...


Trading Aprons for Mink Wraps

By Laurel Sparks-Sellers on May 7, 2014

With the recruitment of the vanity's mirror, my mother sat removing the bobby pins from her hair. She took care not to smudge her hour-old painted fingernails that matched the red on my Western Flyer bike tucked away in the garage. Read more...


The Art of Downsizing: Living in Retirement

By Rhoda Lurie on Apr 29, 2014

Moving into a smaller living space is often an inevitable consequence of retirement. The children have moved out and the need for furnishings and personal possessions is greatly diminished. Nonetheless, it can be a daunting task, both physically and emotionally, to move into a small retirement apartment. Read more...


To Be (without the "Shoulds")

By Capitola on Apr 4, 2014

As a new immigrant, a French Canadian friend some 10 years my senior warned me to be aware and not succumb to the “shoulds” that people will try to place on me. She raised her hands to indicate inverted commas when saying the words. Read more...


A Beautiful Tan

By Capitola on Feb 28, 2014

In earlier civilizations stories were passed on verbally; today we have the printed version and the recall button. Pressing recall for most of us can mean happiness, sadness or a mixture of both. Read more...


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