Category Archives: Seasons

Balcony sunsets

Cooling off during a long hot summer: Part II I’m a morning person but in the summer my favourite time of day is post-sunset. My apartment becomes stifling between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m. On every hot sunny day, I look … Continue reading

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Cooling off during a long hot summer

Swimming bliss I never thought I would come to truly love swimming. Running is my thing. Running is what I’m good at (or used to be); it’s what my body is designed for. Low-fat skinny bodies get hypothermic in water … Continue reading

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Summer fun Part 3: Summer 2014 photo blog

The summer of 2014 has been extraordinary. I don’t know if I can convey all the reasons—and not all of them will be exposed here—but with the help of many photos I will try! There were two overriding reasons why this summer … Continue reading

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Summer fun Part 2–Teenaged summer fun and the birth of an athlete

Teenaged summer experiences enhanced my love of summer in two major ways: I discovered my two favourite sports, and I became an athlete. 1) Summer sex  ***CENSORED*** Oops! This part of my post was rated “too hot” even by summer standards, … Continue reading

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Summer fun–Part 1: Childhood summers and Flowers for Algernon

Summer is not just my favourite season; summer is me. Summer is heat, freedom, senses always alive, moving from peaks of sensitivity and delight to the drowsiness of summer’s lazy lethargy and the exhaustion following brief nights of slumber and … Continue reading

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Christmas Magic

Last week I was at the mall early in the morning to escape the crowds. The Christmas ditties were already irritating me. I hadn’t slept much and felt vaguely unwell. But I comforted myself with the knowledge that it’s normal … Continue reading

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My Sasamat Lake mini-triathlon

Last week I did a new workout that inspired me to create a new goal for myself: this summer I’m going to complete my own personal Sasamat Lake mini-triathlon! My workout was simple: I rode my mountain bike from my … Continue reading

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Quick tips for your outing at Sasamat Lake

* NEW! April 2, 2021. Pay Parking in effect! $2.00 per hour from 10:00 a.m. Sasamat Lake is a lovely place for swimming, hiking, and family barbecues that is only a 10-minute drive from downtown Port Moody. I’ve written some … Continue reading

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Swimming at Sasamat Lake on Canada Day

I only spent about half an hour of Canada Day at Sasamat Lake, but that brief time encapsulated, for me, all that we celebrate on Canada Day: our freedom, our mixture of peoples from all over the world, and most … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

Christmas 2012 This post is a thank-you to all my Facebook friends and blog readers who have given me feedback and encouragement over the year. Your stories about how George inspired you gave me great comfort when he passed away. … Continue reading

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