Two Lost Landmarks

Two Lost Landmarks

Toronto has changed so much over the years, as have I. I share this memoir of my days in Toronto and two lost landmarks. Continue reading Two Lost Landmarks

Bay of Fundy & Cape Enrage

When we awoke in the morning, we went to Smitty’s for breakfast and found the service really bad. That could have been because there was an Eagle’s concert planned for that day at the Magnetic Hill in Moncton, and the Continue reading Bay of Fundy & Cape Enrage

Discovering the Cabot Trail

Driving up the north side of Cape Breton, we headed for Pleasant Bay, on the edge of the Cabot Trail. There, we stayed at a really cute motel called MidTrail Resort. It was the kind of place you look at Continue reading Discovering the Cabot Trail

The Beauty of Nova Scotia

One thing I have noticed on this trip, it the number of rest stops along the highway, east of Ontario. Why can’t we do that? I’m not talking about the McDonalds and Tim Hortons stops, but honest to goodness rest Continue reading The Beauty of Nova Scotia

Visiting New Brunswick

I always mean to pre-plan a vacation, but I usually end up making last minute arrangements because John (my husband) and I can never agree on where we’re going or what we’re going to do. And so it was again Continue reading Visiting New Brunswick

When a friend dies…

A friend died today. We hadn’t been close over the past few years, ever since my mother passed away, actually. Stuff happened; words were exchanged. It was a difficult time for both of us. I was going through the grief Continue reading When a friend dies…

Ethics Lost

I’ve been thinking a lot about the ethics and morality that exist in our world today, or not. We’ve been through Bill Clinton having oral sex in the White House, the Jean Chretien’s Liberal Adscam, Stephen Harper’s Conservativea circumventing the Continue reading Ethics Lost

What is Toastmasters?

Amazing how quickly a month goes by. I should at least set up a day of the week on which to post. It was pointed out to me (thanks Paul!) that I never really explained what Toastmasters is. Toastmasters International Continue reading What is Toastmasters?

What if…

Toastmasters changes lives. I heard this phrase quite a bit when I first joined Toastmasters, but I have to admit… I didn’t believe it. Oh sure, it was something worthwhile doing, sort of an educational/social/volunteering kind of thing, but changing Continue reading What if…