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What I Learned Today: January 7, 1714 Henry Mill & the Typewriter

Typewriters are storytellers. “If only the walls could talk,” I think as I walk by a Vancouver heritage house that has been meticulously and lovingly returned to its vintage state. So much happens in a building as one generation is replaced by another, each creating a home on the structure of another home. Even more […]

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Celebrating New Year 2021 with Robert Burns

Happy New Year! Mary Jo Malo inspired me today to remember the words of Robert Burns in his poem Auld Lang Syne. Every New Year celebration, we join others across the globe to sing this song of friendship. It is a poignant reminder that belonging to a compassionate community builds strength and resilience. Last year, […]

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I Heard the Bells

“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was acquainted with grief. Longfellow’s first wife, Mary Storer Potter, died after several weeks of illness at the age of 22 on November 29, 1835. […]

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What I Learned today: November 23, 1644 Areopagitica

What I learned today is a new series on Clanmother.com. The idea came out of these past months of living during the Covid19 pandemic. Our travel plans were curtailed and our movements were limited to the local area. As I was lamenting the circumstances that had befallen the world, my husband (aka techie) Don challenged […]