Maggie Wilson Author

Historical Non-Fiction in Northern Ontario

Archive for February 2017

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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Share Your World – February 20, 2017

Wow, the weeks are going by so quickly, it seems! Time for another Share Your World! When you cut something with scissors, do you move your jaw (as if you were about to chew)? Don’t think so. And this week, I’m not running to the mirror to check. Do you chew your pens and pencils? I used to, along with my fingernails and cuticles and hair. Finally stopped all of […]

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Bongo Belly

    I want to tell you about how music has become a very important element in my life these days, but I hesitate to share with you why that is. It’s weird. It has to do with spanking the cat. While music has, of course, always had a role in my life, I am not like other people in that I don’t have a library of tunes, I don’t […]

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Share Your World – February 13, 2017

It’s time for Share Your World! The weekly prompt wherein I drink a glass of whine (oops, WINE) and wax eloquent about the finer details. Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out? Out. No question. I’m underneath a big feather duvet, alongside hubby and two cats. It’s toasty. Sometimes, too toasty. Plus, hot flashes, you know? So, I need to ventilate now and again. But more than […]

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Old Habits

If we were having coffee… What? Yes, I said, “Coffee.” sigh For those of you keeping track, it’s been exactly one month since I stopped drinking coffee. Evidently, temporarily. I caved. Today I had coffee. Oh, I tried to find satisfaction in a mug of tea. Reeled in by the advertising copy, I purchased an assortment of ground cacao beans: Lose weight! High in antioxidants! No caffeine, no sugar, no fat! […]

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Colour My World – Electric Lime

As most of you know, I am a mineral collector. Living in Cobalt Ontario is a dream come true for the two rockhounds in our household. Mineral collecting is also a great source for blogging material. Today, by way of kicking the mood up a notch, I will tell you a bit about the mineral autunite. Some minerals are named after the discoverer; other species, like autunite are named after […]

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