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Benchmarks Charles Dickens Christmas

The Three Benchmarks of Christmas

“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!”  ― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol Christmas Eve brings together all the […]

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Awards Sunshine Award Super Sweet Blogging Award William Arthur Ward

Sweetness & Sunshine

Over this past month, I have been honoured to receive several celebrated blogging awards.  As I write this post, I am reminded yet again, that with every post and every comment, we create a dynamic and diverse community brought together by technology, which allows us to correspond in different languages across, what I call, “blogger” […]

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Joyful Aging Thornton Wilder Transitions Writers

Passing the Torch

When I was in High School, The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder was required reading. The narrative, set in 1714 Peru, is about the collapse of an Inca rope-fibre suspension bridge that led to the death of five unrelated people.  A friar, who witnessed the tragedy, learns about the victims hoping to […]