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Ugly Spring is Here. When Will Pretty Spring Show Up?

When most people hear the word “spring,” they think about warm sun, birds chirping, sprouting buds on the trees, flowers breaking ground and beginning to bloom. In my part of Canada—Edmonton—those joyous things come, in what I call “pretty spring.” … Continue reading

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Sunday #39: September 23, 2012 – I’ve Got the Yellows.

Have you ever wondered why we associate the color blue with sadness? Why do we call a sad mood or sad music “the blues”? I can see why we might associate the color grey with sadness, because grey is gloomy … Continue reading

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Sunday #37: September 9, 2012 – Why I Hate Labour Day

It’s September. Summer’s over. School’s back in. Fall isn’t technically here yet, but I can feel it coming. When I was a child, Labour Day was always a sad day. It indicated the changeover between the lovely, sunny days of … Continue reading

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Sunday #30: July 22, 2012 – Summer Lovin’ in Edmonton

There were many heavy post topics I could have chosen for this week’s blog, and I considered many of them worth writing about. At the end of the day (which this really is since it’s 10 p.m. Edmonton time), I … Continue reading

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Sunday #21: May 20, 2012 – First Weekend of Summer

It’s the Victoria Day weekend in Canada. Summer doesn’t officially start until June 21 (or so depending on the scientific date of the solstice), and some years we have been known to have snow this late in the season. Nonetheless, many Canadians … Continue reading

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