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August 8 , 2022 /

LESSONS FROM THE TREES

For the past 8 weeks, if there is any, one, dominant theme, it is trees.  Woods, forests, fields, streams, rivers and trees everywhere along the way.  Every kind of tree, both deciduous and evergreen – hard wood and soft wood;  fir and spruce, pine and cedar.  I see the smallest seedlings and the largest, tallest

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August 5 , 2022 /

NS to NF

JULY 29 – AUGUST 4 – SUMMARY OF HIGHLIGHTS Conversations with fellow campers include sharing home base locations, RV lifestyle preferences, recommended stops along our route, and help resolving issues most of us encounter at some point in our travels. Have seen some large caravan tours, as many as 25 rigs in one group who

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July 29 , 2022 /

WEEK SIX – TRAVEL PLUS

I had planned to keep two separate blogs, one continuing on various topics that I have had running along since 2011 and a more recent one dedicated specificially to travel.  That is not working as I had intended so I am abandoning the separate travel blog and will post those here along with others.  For

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July 27 , 2022 /

DAILY DIFFERENT

Want to have a different kind of day?  Try these 8 steps for a dose of daily different.   Start when you wake up (without an alarm if possible) with 5 minutes of quiet meditation.  Do not think about what you have to do.  Do nothing except embrace the silence.   Spend the next few

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July 23 , 2022 /

WEEK FIVE – NS AND PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

JULY 15  – We move from one campsite in Five Islands Provincial Park to another site in the same park as advance reservations are difficult to secure in the peak summer months.  Favorably impressed with the Nova Scotia parks online reservation system showing various parks, availability and ease of registering. S. also referring to iOverlander

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July 15 , 2022 /

WEEK FOUR – Isle d’ Orleans, NB & NS

JULY 8. About 5 miles east of Quebec City are the Montmorency Falls and the bridge to Isle d’ Orleans.  Consisting of 6 separate villages around the perimeter of the island the main road passes through the villages and past many farms.  Jacques CARTIER called it Île de Bacchus in 1535 because of the vines

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July 11 , 2022 /

WHAT PIQUES YOUR CURIOSITY?

Some years ago I posed a question about what people were curious about and here are the responses of seven people with these questions and musings.  I commend them to you in the interest of your own curiosity.    CS Why do I (and many others as we get older) wake up at 3 am?

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July 8 , 2022 /

WHEN IS IT TIME TO LEAVE?

GUEST POST from Rashmir written a few days before Boris’ bye-bye.  My good friend, Rashmir, has brilliant insights about many things and I believe she shows a deep understanding of our human condition, thus I am grateful she has given me the opportunity to share her recent newsletter with all of you. The boldface type

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July 1 , 2022 /

CHANGING YOUR LIFE

My background includes a type of psychotherapy that resulted in a practice of educating, counseling, mentoring and consulting over some 43 years. My training was focused on client-centered change that I began in the early seventies, much of it based on Rogers, Maslow and Perls. One thing that I learned was that regardless of the

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