Category Archives: travel

Borrowed Time and Gratitude

Tomorrow, March 13, I turn 55.  Not a huge milestone, but it makes me eligible for a number of ‘senior’ discounts, and to move into the trailer park down the hill.  It also means that likely I’m pretty well into the second half … Continue reading

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Stewardship of Place

My mother grew up in the Great Depression on a homestead in eastern Alberta.  The values she learned there, she passed on to me: wasting things is wrong, hard work won’t hurt you, good eating is an essential part of living, … Continue reading

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Rippling Forward

A few posts ago, I spoke of serendipity, and the role it played in my becoming Mayor of Bellingham.  Over the past weekend serendipity struck again.  I spent the weekend in Hoquiam, Washington.  The weekend away was to take some time … Continue reading

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