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Gratitude

Post was created on October 29th, 2014

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  I calculated that I travelled almost 20,000 kms by road & by rail across Canada in 6 weeks. In August, I spent 3 weeks visiting & performing in the Maritimes then in September/October, I sang on a moving train all the way from Toronto to Vancouver and back again.   This wonderful quote is…

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Compartmentalizing

Post was created on October 11th, 2014

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    As I walked 1,000 miles for the umpteenth time – at least it seems like it on this loooooonnnnnnnnggggg never-ending train of cars – I would pass all these sleeping cabins & berths. I thought about all these compartments which led me to think about the term “compartmentalize” – something I have never…

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Bye Bye Rockies, Hello Prairies

Post was created on October 10th, 2014

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Which do you prefer?  The Rockies or The Prairies?   It’s like trying to compare apples & oranges.  You can’t.  The Rockies & the Prairies each have their own beauty & majesty & they each evoke a sense of place in the vastness of  this beautiful country we call Canada.          …

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Putting On Your Best Brave Face

Post was created on October 8th, 2014

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  We’ve all heard the expression “put on a brave face”.  We’ve all had to do this at some point in our lives.   Some more often than others. It takes on a whole new meaning when we are the one having to do it instead of just saying it to someone else. There’s another expression…

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Life is Precious

Post was created on October 7th, 2014

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So today was my last day in Vancouver – tomorrow I board the train & head East on the VIA Rail “The Canadian” train to make my way back to where I live in Ontario. A TV Crew from Brazil will be taping my show in the Vancouver Train Station and will continue on to…

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I Love Canada – By Road and By Rail

Post was created on October 6th, 2014

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I have decided to start a series to include all the reasons I love this country of ours with such a passion. The problem is – where to begin? The people? Our heroes? The landscape? Our way of life? (O Canada Where The Living Is Easy) The weather? Our national treasures?   So, in no…

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East Coast Meets West Coast

Post was created on October 4th, 2014

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  East Coast meets West Coast kind of just unfolded simultaneously. First – I am of Acadian descent and both my parents are from PEI on the East Coast and I am visiting my brother here in Vancouver, B.C. Second – I was interviewed by Audette Chaisson of CBC Charlottetown, PEI while on the train…

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Quelle aventure extraordinaire!

Post was created on October 4th, 2014

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  Je suis l’artiste invitée pour le programme “VIA RAIL Artistes À Bord” pour deux voyages : de Toronto à Vancouver et, le retour, de Vancouver à Toronto.   J’ai déjà fini la première partie de mon voyage  et c’était… il n’y a pas d’autres mots… inoubliable.           La beauté de notre…

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Chuck & The Tomahawk

Post was created on October 3rd, 2014

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It’s iconic – no doubt about it. From the first glimpse of the totems outside the front door entrance to the Tomahawk restaurant, you just know that eating there is going to be an experience. The first thing you see when you walk in is a souvenir counter and when I asked the gentleman behind…

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World Polio Day? Really?

Post was created on October 2nd, 2014

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I just read that World Polio Day is October 24th. I thought polio was a thing of the past! But I see that it’s been reduced by 99% around the world and people like Bill & Melinda Gates along with Rotary Clubs in every country are working on that last 1%. March of Dimes has…

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