“A gift from the heart” – 2013 edition.

It's no secret to scientists and psychologists that scent can trigger memories as vivid and real as the day they were created. Although my maternal grandfather died more than 12 years ago, pulling his suspenders out of the bag I keep them in engulfs me in a scent of Old Spice and Players cigarettes so …

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Two precious gifts – one of hope… the other of healing.

As I wrote last weekend, in the annual re-post of " A gift from the heart " - the story of how an anonymous Christmas gift provided me with something far more precious than soap - the most valuable gifts are always ones given from the heart. Little did I know, when I posted that story, that …

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“A gift from the heart”

There's a new post coming Monday from my Huffington Post BC blog, but sitting here this evening - a beautiful Fraser Fir sharing its scent and the fireplace sharing its warmth and glow - I knew it was time again to share a post that has become a personal tradition. It's made an appearance here …

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Rambo bridge last call strikes chord for faithful British Columbians

Even in illness, there are moments of clarity- such precise moments that speak ones inner certainty with such impact that to ignore them would prove foolhardy at least. Today I travelled to Hope to attend a celebration of sorts, the last " hurrah" of the Kawkawa Bridge made famous in the film, " First Blood". I have …

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