Category: Relationships

October 3, 2011 I had a battle with cyber-bullies when I started a discussion on Facebook regarding the election for a new Progress Conservative (PC) leader in Alberta. I don’t agree with this election because the PC party took advantage of the fact that they are the ones in power. So, the election for their […]

September 26, 2011 An individual had to pay far more than she had expected simply because she did not read her email entirely. Then she made the cheque out to the wrong name because she did not read the invoice properly. She’s not the only one. I answered a text message too quickly. I read […]

August 25, 2011 I spent the day visiting my 79 year-old father. We spent the afternoon looking at pictures. Each picture refreshed his memory and he regaled us with stories of his horse racing days. From the time I started school, my dad raced standardbred horses. He owned, trained, and drove the horses in races […]

August 21, 2011 Today was spent arranging for a rental, buying a few clothes and necessities, and dealing with the insurance claim for yesterday’s accident. (See my blog titled “Third time not so lucky” for more details.) Fortunately, we were staying at my sister’s place so our basic needs of food, water, and shelter were […]

August  20, 2011 Day three of our road trip from Edmonton, Alberta, to Victoria, B.C., started out peaceful enough. Little did I know what was waiting for us at the curve of the road. We left the Vancouver area Saturday morning and headed for the ferry terminal in Tsawwassen. The drive was uneventful, except for […]

August 17, 2011 Today is my birthday. And being my birthday, I spent the day reflecting on my life. Looking at my past, wondering about my future. Where have I been? Where am I at? Where am I going? While reflecting, I remembered something that happened about seven years ago. Something that amazed me, shocked […]

August 14, 2011 So, why don’t we call our close friends our “sisters” and our “brothers”? (For details on how this question came about, see my blog titled “Acquaintances, friends, or sisters?”) We all know that for our close friends, we would do what we needed to in order to care for them if they […]

August 13, 2011 A friend and I were talking about the definitions of “acquaintance,” “friend,” and “sister/brother.” We didn’t come up with any answers, but the discussion certainly got my mind thinking. When does an acquaintance become a friend? At what point does a friend become a sister or brother? I believe that it has […]

August 4, 2011 I spent the evening talking with friends about creating community and connecting with others. There is an assumption that living in a small town makes it easier to connect to others. I’m not sure if I agree with this assumption. I am beginning to believe that it doesn’t matter whether you live […]

July 29, 2011 I became part of the ripple of love today. It had all started a couple of weeks ago when a friend of mine introduced me to a lady who was looking for someone to take some handmade bears to Slave Lake. When I joined this lady for an afternoon tea, I was […]