New Year’s 2021

Dawned bright and COLD (-17 C with a light breeze) in this little corner of SE Saskatchewan… I had originally started this post yesterday. Although not a “bad” day in the classic sense, my frame of mind by end of December 31, 2020 was one of frustration and general malaise. […]

Rocky…A Love Story

Yes, I know….anyone that has survived the 70’s and 80’s is familiar with Rocky Balboa and his adventures. This tale is slightly less romantic, certainly not nearly as dramatic, but significant in its own way. I actually submitted this article to the Chicken Soup for the Soul publishers, but sadly […]

The New Normal…Solutions

The world-wide pandemic of COVID-19 has brought to the front of the line a great many problems that we humans have been tending to ignore. Things such as income inequality. Suicide rates. Domestic violence. Food insecurity. Depending on where you glean your information from, be it main-stream media, alternative media, […]

The New Normal…reaction.

How one REACTS to any given situation, in my experience, will generally determine the outcome. This world-wide lock-down has clearly shown that there is a great deal of learning that humans need to do. The “public” has reacted to the COVID crisis in a variety of ways. Whether you choose […]

The New Normal….Problem?

There are points that (in my humble opinion….) that really should be pondered quite carefully with all of the radio and television play on what our government and media keep telling us that that we will be “the new normal”. Please take a moment and really think about this. Then, […]

New Year’s 2020

My thoughts for 2020 are that I wish you (yes, you…yes, this is personal)…ENOUGH. Enough company when you want to be surrounded. Enough solitude when you don’t. Enough of a solid roof over your head, and enough food in your cupboards. I wish you enough coins in your pocket that […]

Starting off simple…

There really is nothing “simple” about trying to be a hippie.  Humans continue to label “hippies” as somewhat outside the norm.  Personally, I think being all natural and organic should be considered NORMAL. There is so much “product” available for consumption these days that most people have no clue what […]

Hi-Ho-the-Derry-O-A-Cooking-We-Will-Go!

Well, it’s official…my hippie-ness is starting to rub off on those around me, and even as far as the mid-Western US.  I have a request to share some recipes!  My niece, and new Mother, Amanda has decided that she wants to learn how to make as much of her own […]

Saving Money vs. Saving the Planet

Yes, we all know that if you can save money you can live better.  So the story goes. I’m not entirely certain that surfing aisle after of aisle of cheep goods produced by slave labour in a far off country is really going to improve my life one little bit.  […]

The last show of the season…

Well, we did it – Amelia and I ventured out in -35 and set up shop at the Moonlight Madness Market last night in Melville (40 minutes north of us – for those not sure where Melville is).  Coffee cup and thermos in tow, we set up shop and waited…and […]