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dale-estey's picture
Mar.27.2014
    From my windows, we  did not get the amount of snow predicted. I'm told it appears otherwise in other parts of Halifax. I'll soon go to look for myself. It is a bright, clear, windy (and still cold) day. I thought it was going to get warmer. My fir tree is still a weather vane...
dale-estey's picture
Mar.26.2014
  There might have been a lull - I'm not sure. It looked - though did not sound - as if there was a lull, but when I went outside to check, I had to close my eyes against the blasts of snow. The snow flakes have become larger - they actually look like flakes. You know, the ones which are...
alysa-salzberg's picture
Jan.08.2014
  The holidays have come and gone, and it’s hard for me to let them go.  I didn’t have a particularly good or bad holiday season, but I always feel a sense of warmth at this time of year, I guess. I know the world isn’t perfect, and I know that there are plenty of people suffering and...
karen-devaney's picture
Mar.14.2013
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alysa-salzberg's picture
Dec.20.2012
There are many differences between the furnished vacation rental we’re staying in while our home is being renovated, and our own apartment.  One of the most striking is that this rental place is on the top floor. Most buildings in Paris have only six or seven floors at most, and many rooftops...
alysa-salzberg's picture
Nov.18.2012
  Lying down, I wonder, Where is the usual stream of cars?  No trucks pause below the window, their hydraulics puffing and groaning at the stoplight.  There’s no misbegotten youth outside, yelling to each other, laughing, sometimes fighting.  It’s as if, tonight, they’ve taken...
jeanne-powell's picture
Apr.04.2010
(c) 2010 Jeanne Powell"City Scenes"all rights reserved   [1]Saturday evening late, I walked past a well-known tea emporium, and noticed a private party in full swing with live music and guests in costume.  The owner was celebrating his birthday and commanded all guests to dress...
luciana-lhullier's picture
May.14.2009
Kindness generates kindness. That´s the English translation to the words on the left. They were the motto of José Datrino, or Profeta Gentileza (Prophet Kindness), as he was known all over Brazil. After building a family and a patrimony, he left everything and decided to preach kindness throughout...