The Zombies Ate My Brains

Rescuing what might remain of the grey matter.

The Changing Seasons March 2017

A long-time Cobalt resident told me that this winter has been one of the easiest that she remembers in her 90 years living in the area. At the risk of diminishing the concerns related to global warming, I hope the trend continues. Back in Southern Ontario, people report many signs of spring. Am I jealous? Yes and no. Sure, I’d love to hear the birds sing and the frogs croak. […]

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Share Your World – March 20, 2017

A glass of white wine, a blank page, and a prompt to share my world. Let’s begin, shall we? How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?   As so many have answered to Cee’s question, it depends. Some days, I’m a petulant 6-year-old. Others, I’m a rebellious teen, tired of all of the lessons that the universe is insisting that I learn. I shake […]

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Share Your World March 13, 2017

  Do you push the elevator button more than once? Do you really believe it makes the elevator faster? I’ll press an elevator button more than once, sure, depending on the caffeine level, my mood, the phase of the moon. But that’s just my way of releasing excess energy. However, I will play a little guessing game with myself if there is more than one elevator. I’ll stand in front […]

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Judgement Call

Divorce or not? You tell me: He said, “It needs ketchup.” ***   ***   *** This post is brought to you by my fellow Canadian blogging buddy Linda Gill and her weekly challenge, One Liner Wednesday. After a day wherein I slaved over a hot stove and created a delicious meal, taking into account his assorted dietary restrictions (sensitivity to garlic and reduced sodium being two of them) and he […]

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Horror Vacui*

      March came in like a lion. Bitterly cold, snowy, and windy. I’ve been camped out on the couch next to the fireplace, reading, and playing on my tablet. Not much to do, no place to go. Safe and sound. Blessings, right? Of course, my mind wanders to what I could (i.e. should) be doing with the vast swaths of time before me. The floors need vacuuming. As […]

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Civil Discourse – Then and Now

  Then In the mid-to-late 1980’s, I ran with a crowd of artsy folk, a very passionate and opinionated assemblage and not one of them was shy about holding forth. At dinner parties, or at the bar following a show, I’d quietly listen while my companions bickered and bantered. I was particularly quiet if the conversation turned to current events or politics. This was partly due to my conversation style. […]

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The Changing Seasons: February 2017

Only a few seasonal changes to report from Cobalt. (Or should I say Coleman Township? More on that in a moment.) The snowbanks are somewhat higher, and I’ve noticed the sun sets in a different location. Now that there’s more snow, and more importantly, now that I’ve recovered from the flu, I’ve been able to get out and about and explore some new winter hikes around the area. Technically speaking, […]

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