Tag Archives: spring

The Cat Whisperer: Autism, Animals and Quiet Acceptance

The doors and windows are flung wide – and we are likely letting entirely too much pollen and farm dust and other outdoor things inside the house. These days of warmth and sunshine are irresistible though. It is tempting to … Continue reading

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Appreciate the Big Things: perhaps my shadow traits are showing

This week I am leaving my lovely spring dappled little town on the outskirts of Vancouver, Canada – and heading down to the icy cold of Northern Arizona. Yes! You read that correctly! In my little town, spring is no … Continue reading

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Ghosts of the Asylum in Spring… a look back at exclusion and abuse

Woodlands was constructed in NewWesminster in 1878 and was closed in the 1980s.  Though the signage I read said 1996 – so I am not certain about the closure. It was an asylum for those with ‘developmental disabilities and the … Continue reading

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A portrait of spring… trajectory and hope

Spring has been a teasing thing this year. One day I’m in a t-shirt ready to dig into my garden; the next day I’m bundled up because it is cold – and maybe even snowing! I am yearning for the … Continue reading

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