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Guest Moodler: Going solar in Edmonton
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Guest Moodler: Going solar in Edmonton
Two weeks ago, my hubby and I went on a hot date (for geeks!) -- a Solar Energy Society of Alberta evening on electric vehicles. We came away convinced that, for the sake of our planet (not to mention our wallets), we should probably sell our present vehicle and go electric. The panel of presente...
Published at Simple Moodlings
Lost and Wandering
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Lost and Wandering
We all have those songs – the ones that dripped into our ears while the world burned. The ones that fed us when we couldn’t eat. This song is everything. It is all I have. I lean on those songs when I’m searching for something, to anchor me to a boy who had no idea … Conti...
Published at Submetropolitan
Our next meeting is Sept 24th
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Our Optimist year end meeting will be on Monday September 24th at 6:15 PM in the Szechuan Castle, 15415 111th Avenue. This is President’s Geoff final meeting and he will be thanking key Optimists that made his year a success.  Perhaps he will recognize YOU! Many Optimists worked last ye...
Published at Edmonton Dinner Optimists
Sunday Reflection: "Who do you say that I am?"
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Sunday Reflection: "Who do you say that I am?"
Today's reading is brought to you by Mark 8:27.I've never met John, or Elijah, or any of those prophets your disciples would name,but I think I know you.Your eyes twinkleeven when you're serious.Your hands are gentleas you touch,heal,and embrace.You move with purposeto help others,...
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Sex or Magic
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Sex or Magic
Here’s a little something fun for Friday: an honest-to-god conversation I had with a couple while I was working the Magic: the Gathering counter at my old job in 2013. I wish I could say I made this up. I did not. WOMAN: Okay. I’m going to give you a choice. I want you to think about this v...
Published at Submetropolitan
Simple Suggestion #278... Change for Climate
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Simple Suggestion #278... Change for Climate
With hurricanes Florence, Helene, and Isaac, and Super Typhoon Mangkut besieging different places today, and with the weather abnormalities, droughts and wildfires we've seen across our planet this summer, it's past time to do everything we can to slow climate change. I suspect those who follow t...
Published at Simple Moodlings
Doctor Whooch Returns…
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Doctor Whooch Returns…
We can’t begin to tell you how we’re excited to watch new episodes of Doctor Who that don’t have Stephen Moffat’s fingerprints all over them. Not only that, we’re pleased to announce that after this season of shows wraps up later in the year, we’ll be returning...
Published at Submetropolitan
A boot against the neck…
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A boot against the neck…
Quite a few years ago, in the days before Variant Edition opened, my pal James and I ran a little website called Comics! The Blog. In it’s heyday, it ran at least two articles a day, every weekday, and managed to get a small, if not surprising amount of creators popping in to offer a bit of...
Published at Submetropolitan
EPL's Heritage Collection is circulating!
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EPL's Heritage Collection is circulating!
Public Library kept their best genealogy books in what was called the Heritage Room of the downtown Stanley Milner library. These books did not circulate, and were not to be removed from the room. It was frustrating to visit the Milner library, pay for parking, and to try to read an important boo...
Published at Colleen Murray Genealogy
Awesome Kid Friendly Activities To Do in Edmonton this Weekend! (September 14-16)
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Looking for more Awesome Kid Friendly Activities to do in Edmonton this weekend and beyond? Sign up for the monthly Family Fun Edmonton enewsletter. We give you a peek at all of the great, upcoming, family-friendly activities scheduled in Edmonton. Sponsored by: Long & McQuade The weather may...
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Ralphs' squash... and tomatoes, and a bunch of other produce
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Ralphs' squash... and tomatoes, and a bunch of other produce
With a four-letter s-word dreaded by all (but especially gardeners!) in the forecast for tomorrow or the next day, perhaps it's time to wrap up a few harvest moodlings. I went out to pick today because I'm afraid covering my cucumbers and tomatoes won't work too well if 10-15 cm of white stuff ar...
Published at Simple Moodlings
Lecture tonight on Irish Palatines
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Lecture tonight on Irish Palatines
Photo we took of Adare Manor during a visit a few years ago. Tonight, I am giving a talk at the Alberta Genealogical Society, at the meeting of the Irish Special Interest Group. My topic is the Irish Palatines. The Irish Palatines were a group of refugees from the Palatinate in Germany, who fled ...
Published at Colleen Murray Genealogy
Outside of Work
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Outside of Work
Writing is a process… …and that process is exhausting. Every time I decide to take another run at making Submet an ongoing concern, I go through the same process. I spend days and days putting together a schedule, set it a few months in advance… and then swiftly watch the days g...
Published at Submetropolitan
(the sound of a needle hitting a record)
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I find it impossible to write these days, and I have a lot of places to place blame. The store. A lack of time. A glowing box in my hand. A lack of talent. The real reason is simple: I find it impossible to write, because I lack the discipline to do so. Every few … Continue reading (the sou...
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Peach Blossom (after Li Po)
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Peach Blossom (after Li Po)
Originally posted on O at the Edges: Peach Blossom (after Li Po) Ask why I stay on the green mountain and I smile but do not answer; my heart rests. A peach blossom floats downstream – Heaven and earth, apart from this world. ? The transliteration on Chinese-poems.com is as follows: ? Ask m...
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