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Monthly Archives: April, 2013

Operation 365


Please take a look at Richard Radstone’s new project, Operation 365 and consider participating. http://operation-365.org/ We have a shared humanity…let’s talk about it!! Advertisements

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Interview-365: “We are all in the same sand box”


Originally posted on Operation-365:
We’re happy to share our second response to Interview-365, Wendie from Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada. Thank to all who are beginning to take part in our survey. As soon as we hit the first fifty responses, we’ll publish the link to the demographic statistics. That way we’ll begin to see the scope…

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River of Tears


High water levels are expected to continue for several more days on the North and South branches of the Muskoka River in Bracebridge.  Many roads are still flooded, several closed to vehicular traffic. Yesterday I met one resident who has decided to remain in her home. She and her husband have five pumps running to …

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Rembrandt’s Flash Mob


Originally posted on ArTree:
Do you like Rembrandt? Have you seen his painting The Night Watch recreated by a flash mob yet? It’s worth it and it is something that can definitely get kids interested in his work. Try it.  

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Magnificent Monster – Flooding Continues in Bracebridge


On April 21, I got as close as possible to Bracebridge Falls from both sides of the river to capture some new pictures. The water level had climbed overnight but not significantly. Officials had expected the river to crest within the next 48 hours but they had no estimate on when the water levels would …

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Spring Run-Off – Waiting for the Crest


While we watch the news of major flooding in the USA and the Red River in Manitoba, homes here in Muskoka Ontario are also under states of emergency. Now in my third year in Bracebridge, I’ve learned to expect the impact of the annual spring run-off  on the Muskoka River.  The river rises dramatically, swells …

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Boston Marathon Bombing Reveals the Best in People and a Dark Side to Twitter


Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
Yesterday our nation reeled from a senseless attack on innocent people. I know here at home, we were desperately reaching out for answers. My husband had family in Boston and I had friends who were participating in the race. We were scrambling to make sure our loved ones…

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A New Day on My Creative Journey – More Lessons Learned


The older I get the less I seem to know, or perhaps it’s that I realize how much I still need or want to learn. I think the quest to learn and grow keeps us young. When we stop enquiring, investigating, creating, trying something new, we stagnate. So, here’s one thing I’ve learned this month. …

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A Place as Seen by a Woman in Love


Part poetry, part prose. This is actually a piece I wrote some months ago but it felt like the right one to post today. Hope you enjoy! A place as seen by a woman in love Fluid as mercury, yet hard as steel Powerful as the birth of a new star deep in the heavens …

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April Fools’ Haiku


I’m not one to normally participate in a daily writing challenges but this one from WORDPRESS intrigued me – write a poem every day for the month of April. Besides I haven’t blogged for over a month and I had committed to one post a month. Plus I do write poetry although lately my focus …

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