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10 Ways to Recharge Your Day

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10 Ways to Recharge Your Day 1. Go outside Whatever floor you work/live on, head down to the front entrance  – take the stairs if you can –  and step outside the door. Instead of concentrating on pressing problems, take a deep breath and really look at the world around you. Try to find/see aspects of your surroundings… Read More

A Eulogy To My Uncle

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A Eulogy To My Uncle Funerals always bring family dynamics back into the limelight of our thoughts. Old slights. Anger. Love. Jealousy. Happy moments. Frustration. Pride. These collide all at once with the person that’s died. My mother’s family I know little of my mother’s family. We’d moved from Northern Quebec to Northern Alberta by the… Read More

Hiking Quebec – Montagne d’Argent – Take 2

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Hiking Quebec – Montagne d’Argent – Take 2 Spent Easter Sunday on the slopes of Montagne d’Argent. What a hike! The Trail We were on this mountain a couple of weeks ago and had hiked the easiest trails – the ones marked green/white (beginner’s) and a yellow one (intermediate). This time, we were determined to… Read More

2015 Releases To Watch For

2015 Releases To Watch For For those of us who enjoy the solid one and a half hour of fascinating entertainment that films offer, here is a list of 2015 releases you might be interested in watching. 1) The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – March 6th. The basic premise of this film is the outsourcing of… Read More

Mamils – the travel trend

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Mamils – the travel trend When I first saw the word Mamils, I thought someone had misspelled mammals. Then, I found out Mamils was an acronym for Middle-Aged Men In Lycra. I couldn’t stop chuckling. But this travel trend is no laughing matter. It’s big business and many are capitalizing on it with special routes, tours… Read More

Hiking Quebec – Montagne d’Argent

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Hiking Quebec – Montagne d’Argent Montagne d’Argent (Silver Mountain), located 11 kms. north of the Mont-Tremblant village and ski hill, is primarily a climbing site, but a few hiking trails map out the top of the cliffs. The Trails When I first glanced at the list of trails and the length of time it said to complete them,… Read More

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