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August 22 , 2022 /

CLARITY

Consider that we have a pressing need for clarity.   I was reminded of this in 2016 with the election of TFG and the failure to see clearly what was happening.   It was “The Emperor’s New Clothes” all over the place and for whatever reasons, besides money, power and greed, those in responsible positions seemed unwilling

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August 16 , 2022 /

AFFIRMING TEACHERS

It is that time of year again where millions of K-12 students and over 3 million teachers head to school.  Not back, forward.   Remember that you were once sitting where your students are and it may be at least partly because of that experience that you are where you are today as educators. What

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August 11 , 2022 /

RELUCTANT RETURN

After 8 weeks out of the country, albeit just north of the border in 6 of 10 Canadian provinces, I find myself reluctant to return to the USA tomorrow.  There are numerous reasons but the main one is the continuing division and polarization in the political arena and the toxic fallout from so much flak

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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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