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  • OOTD - California Edition

    On our way home to Santa Cruz after an all day date in San Francisco, Soul Mate and I stopped a few times along Hwy 1 to take in the foggy air and scenery.  I am certain that I will always be in love with this place. Here I am appreciating the waves, as well as the surfers who are looking nice and doing a really good job of not dying in what seemed like some violent waves.  I will definitely never be a surfer -  I'm such a klutz that it would have been completely normal for me to...

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  • My Ukulele Debut

    I've always been fond of the ukulele.  Some of my favourite bands (Dent May, Beirut) feature the ukulele and it always makes me happy.  Last Christmas, my dear friend Rebecca and I unknowing bought each other ukuleles and I've been practicing away in my spare time ever since. This summer was my AMAZING grandparent's 60th wedding anniversary party and family members flew in from all over Canada (mostly Newfoundland) to celebrate the remarkable couple.  My brother (centre in the picture) wrote an awesome Newfie stomp song commemorating the milestone and invited me to join him on ukulele and my soul...

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  • Happy Mother's Day!

    I am pretty lucky to have an "outside the box" mom.  In fact, I don't even call her "Mom" or "Mother" or even "Ma"; she's been "Lady" to me for as long as I can remember.  Even when I hang out with my friends they ask, "How's Lady?" instead of "How's your Mom?".  A writer, avid gardener and activist, Lady has been quite the  inspiration to me as I've grown up. Here we are at a Santana concert circa 1998.  I'm wearing my widest leg Modrobes with pride and doing a little people watching with Lady on the lawns of...

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