Circa 2009

I love you because …

Few of us ever tell the people we love exactly why we love them. Sure, we may list a few reasons, but we rarely give too much detail.  The same was tr...
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It is What it is

Sheila Tynan was diagnosed with ALS in late 2011.  She decided to write about her journey with ALS in a blog.  While her blog is about ALS, it is real...
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Sheila

Sheila was passionate about life and that passion showed in her smile -  a really joyful, happy to be here with you, smile.  That smile reflected the ...
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Messages

Artist, writer, and photographer Donna James on Messages: "But, I also found that the messages that I encountered were strangely encouraging to me, o...
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Donna James – Urban Streets

Donna James is an artist and photographer from Nova Scotia who now lives in Ottawa, Ontario. Most photographs of street art, graffiti, bumper stickers...
Music Therapy Hits the Right Notes

Music Therapy Hits the Right Notes

If you want proof that  music has the ability to enhance anybody's life, regardless of age, watch this. These seniors live in the Extendicare Starwood...
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There at the End

"Being with my mother when she died was one of the most beautiful experiences of my life."  Dorothy Craig - Nursing Home Volunteer "...to be there,...
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Cooking with Class: No Meat No Problem

Here's a unique opening for a DVD on cooking vegetarian food - have the two student cooks and the instructor assure us they eat meat and then have the...
Hundreds of Hundreds

Hundreds of Hundreds

What would have a greater impact on your life - giving a stranger a hundred dollar bill or having a stranger give you that bill? For a few people, ...
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Music Maker

Fraser Chute loves music.  He is a formally trained drummer, but he has also “dragged around” a steel string guitar for over thirty years. He also ...
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Bulletproof

His site is called the Bulletproof Musician, but when I shared Dr. Noa Kageyama's article,  The Hidden Cost of Avoiding Failure, on my personal Facebo...
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Normal and Natural

They are the closest living relative of the Tyrannosaurus-rex and they out number humans more than 6 to 1, yet the 43 billion chickens who live on thi...
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Where Violence Begins

by Rachel MacNair The planetarium presentation, as usual, was beautiful. Yet there was a disquieting aspect to language used. Stars were dying. Why n...