Simple Moodlings

Simple Moodlings n: 1. modest meanderings of the mind about living simply and with less ecological impact; 2. "long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering" (Brenda Ueland) of the written kind; 3. odds and ends inspired by life and the thoughts of others

Recent Blog Posts

A new neighbour shows up
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A new neighbour shows up
Pope Francis arrives in his FiatHe's just a few blocks from here. His cortege arrived yesterday at about 1p.m., a long line of about two dozen vehicles -- suburbans, Prestige sprinter vans, and two ambulances -- surrounding his little white fiat with the papal flag. For three days before he ...
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Thoughts for a Thursday
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Thoughts for a Thursday
Most mornings I read the daily meditation that comes from the Centre for Action and Contemplation. This morning's carried a beautiful reflection from the thoughts of activist and mystic, Rosemarie Freeney Harding:There is no scarcity. There is noAn abundance of roses on a single stemshortage. No ...
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It seems I'm being followed
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It seems I'm being followed
 Look who found me when I turned over my compost pile this afternoon. Now, how would he end up in there?It's been almost a year since my last interesting compost experience...The Knave of Hearts also found me on a trip to the Taize Community 8 years ago.For reasons explained here, he ha...
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The Tuesday morning crowd
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The Tuesday morning crowd
Folks waiting for lunch at Bissell CentreIt's a warm one. This morning Quinn (the pastor from Inner City Pastoral Ministry) and I took a quick trip to Walmart for water, juice, snacks, underwear and toiletries, and went to offer what we bought to the folks living in tents and makeshift shelters a...
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Sunday Reflection: Another prayer from the Inner City
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Sunday Reflection: Another prayer from the Inner City
(I wish I knew whose words these are so I could give credit where it is due. But perhaps it's enough for its writer that we are still praying these words, entitled Celebration of Life, in the inner city Community of Emmanuel (God with us)...Gratitude to the author...In the midst of hunger and war...
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Growing like the garden on Canada Day
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Growing like the garden on Canada Day
I do love living in Canada... but I am only too aware of the way our country is divided right now between those who want to fight for the freedoms they feel have been trampled because of past health mandates and the collapsing economy, and those who wish the freedom convoy folks would go to Ukrai...
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Sunday morning beauty
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Sunday morning beauty
 It's a beautiful day. Thank you, God.
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Tulip time!
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Tulip time!
I just love them. No other words necessary! 
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August 2021 Seven-minute garden tour
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August 2021 Seven-minute garden tour
Things have definitely progressed since my July 2021 Seven-minute garden tour. We've been away for the past two weeks, and I'm always amazed by how much things grow in such short periods of time. Especially those squash plants!The weather has been pretty warm since we got back from the mountains ...
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