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Where there’s smoke, there’s fire

Picture sent by Suzette in Santa Monica – the view from her balcony of the smoke from the fires. She says there are people now homeless staying with friends in her building. Very frightening.

And here in Toronto – snow predicted.

More clearing out today. I am lucky to live where I do – things put on the sidewalk vanish instantly. Today, an Ikea shelving unit, a chest of drawers, a bag of workout clothing – gone in minutes. A great blessing to share my abundant excess, the result of decades as a Goodwill junkie, with my neighbours.

On Friday – to Ottawa, where it’s minus 7 with snow on the ground – of course. Whatever the Toronto weather is, the weather in Ottawa is always way worse. I’m going to do more packing up and host my aunt Do’s memorial event, at her apartment, with my kids who are also coming from Toronto.

This may be my very last trip to Ottawa ever in my life. I certainly hope so.

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I began keeping a journal at the age of nine. Nearly fifty years later, I started this online journal, sharing reflections, reviews, updates, and the occasional secret.

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