Category Archives: Dealing with aging and dating

WALKING THROUGH AMSTERDAM – 3


WALKING THROUGH AMSTERDAM – NOORD Travel with Air Canada Toronto-Amsterdam in luxury, courtesy my daughter. Public transit is fantastic in The Netherlands. Getting there, of course, meant flying. Once there, you can leave your car behind and use the public system. … Continue reading

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A WALK THROUGH AMSTERDAM 2


A WALK THROUGH AMSTERDAM 2: The Baarsjes and Admiralenbuurt. Two senior sisters who have not lived together for many decades do not always smoothly get along, so when I needed a break during my fortnight at my sister’s home, I had … Continue reading

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A WALK THROUGH OLD-WEST AMSTERDAM


A WALK THROUGH AMSTERDAM In my sister’s neighbourhood, things change all the time. I notice the difference between my visits to Amsterdam every two years, when my family gets together around the birthdate of my mother, who passed away more … Continue reading

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AN UNRELIABLE NARRATOR


AN UNRELIABLE NARRATOR My impressions of SOLAR, a novel by Ian MacEwan.   I always wondered what an “unreliable narrator” in fiction sounded like. I think the protagonist of SOLAR might be an unreliable narrator, although the main character described … Continue reading

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A PREDICTABLE CONFRONTATION


A PREDICTABLE CONFRONTATION The new Rowcliffe Park is open at 6 am till 11 pm. I have planted the garlic and watered my five-by-eight-foot garden this morning by seven-thirty on this beautiful Sunday morning, with only one other gardener working in … Continue reading

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MY EXPERIMENT IN HIGH DENSITY LIVING


MY EXPERIMENT IN HIGH-DENSITY LIVING The trend for developers (also encouraged by town councils) is to build more high-density structures and encourage living inside city centres to accommodate the residential growth, instead of sprawling out into the suburbs. The benefits … Continue reading

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MY TRIP TO MORELIA


MY TRIP TO MORELIA My trip to the city of Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico In the last couple of days, the Boeing 737 Max – 8 was grounded pretty much everywhere, after the same plane type fell out of the sky … Continue reading

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BECOMING A WRITER


BECOMING A WRITER       At eight I was a devout little girl who swallowed hook line and sinker what I was taught in my parents’ small congregation of ultra-Christians. By age 12 I had lost all belief in … Continue reading

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(THE BEACHES OF) PUERTO VALLARTA WRECKED BY RESORTS


(THE BEACHES OF) PUERTO VALLARTA WRECKED BY RESORTS   It took me this long to realize how tourism has wrecked much of the beachfront in the lovely town of Puerto Vallarta in the state of Jalisco, Mexico, on the Pacific … Continue reading

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RETURNING TO MY NORTHERN COUNTRY


RETURNING TO MY NORTHERN COUNTRY After having spent about six months in Mexico, I hoped it wouldn’t be as cold in my province as it had been last year in April on my arrival. This time, I came back a … Continue reading

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