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COVID brain strikes again . . . and again, this time in the kitchen!

Using a bread machine to bake bread is as easy as ordering books on Amazon. You simply toss your ingredients into the bin and press “Start” or in the case of Amazon, “Place Order”. I’m not like my friend Terry who spends two days baking wonderful sourdough or walnut bread from a homemade starter. While I admire her creativity and her stamina, I’m not that…

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We’ve come a long way baby boomers!

On Sunday, July 4, 1965, exactly fifty-six years ago this weekend, this boomer left home at the age of seventeen. For good. Faced with another year in high school to do grade thirteen and dreading the prospect, unknown to my parents I had written letters a couple of months earlier to The Bell Telephone Company of Canada (as it was called then) and Ontario Hydro…

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Monty Python’s John Cleese shows us an easier way to unleash our creativity

A few years ago I read The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron, which was considered the benchmark for understanding and releasing your creativity. It’s a brilliant book with an abundance of suggestions and inspiration for uncovering and channelling your creative energy. Cameron encourages us to spend a few minutes each day hand-writing in a notebook our “Morning Pages”—daily thoughts and random mental meanderings designed to help…

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