Tag Archives: Susan McLaren

A Tory Story, in pictures

This morning, I found Patch sleeping on a rocker, snuggled into two stuffed “teddy” bears. I have never seen him sleep there before. Next to the rocker, is a cat bed that he and Kaboodle used to share, but he … Continue reading

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The Hypocrisy of Christmas; Ditch the Gifts

Looking at Christian traditions, one might think that the Christmas holiday time was a once a year opportunity to truly exhibit a Christian spirit and to be in good company doing that. Instead, people feed greed : good slogan, eh? … Continue reading

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Getting Older or Growing Older: it’s not just semantics.

  Life is a pot luck: a lot depends on what you bring to it, as well as what others bring. The “others” could be people, nature, education, opportunities etc. Life is rife with choices. But, you have to keep … Continue reading

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Crisis times – Fear and Expectations

The household was in an uproar. Everyone was yelling, to be heard above the others. No one was communicating. Ranting was rampant, pent up emotions exploding. Time for a “talking stick”, a tool that indicates the speaker, with the rule … Continue reading

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Turkey Alert!

Months ago, a neighbor called to ask if I might take some photo’s of wild baby turkeys (turkettes?) who had wandered off a neighboring farm and into their back yard. My timing wasn’t right at that time – no success. … Continue reading

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Nature’s Gifts

I had noticed earlier in the day that various items had been moved or knocked off shelves in the shed where the barn cats live. This was not unusual; there were often romps in the shed or things moved in … Continue reading

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Honoring the Innate

Everyone has their talent(s). It can take a while to discover them. The “Grand-dog”, Hobbit, was here for a visit. I called her in from the yard so I could remove her electric fence collar, affix a leash and go … Continue reading

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