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Happy Canada Day weekend

I’m looking forward to a quiet weekend in the nearly empty city. 
Here’s some adorableness for your viewing pleasure. Nearly six weeks old! Too bad he doesn’t have more personality. 

Went to the market this morning and couldn’t resist dropping into the Sally Ann on the way back. The fruits of my labours – actual fruits, veggies, eggs, a new translation of “Don Quixote” and a little red leather purse from France. My kind of shopping.

Happy Canada Day to you all! 
Enjoy this version of O Canada using Molson Canadian beer products.

Also – I just read Leah McLaren’s “Globe” column about a new book called “Single: Arguments for the uncoupled,” which shows just how couple-centric our culture is. Hooray for the power of one! This morning, getting ready to go to the market, I thought about calling my dear friend and neighbour who also loves to go to the market, to see if she wanted to come too. But then I thought, that’d mean being with her, talking, sharing. Why? I love going to the market alone, doing what I have to do, and going home. Bicycling home, alone. I am a profoundly single person and very happy that way. Glad there’s a book about us weirdos.



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