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Great food, great company and lemons in nozzles

Posted on February 21, 2019

BY MARCUS DAY Let us unite in praise of fabulous food. Let us toast occasional indulgence. After all, the dreamy sensation following a sumptuous meal,… Read More »

Behold the Turtle

Posted on February 14, 2019

BY MADONNA HAMEL Yesterday the temperature plummeted to -46. I was expected in Gravelbourg to tell some stories to a group of “tots” at the… Read More »

Behold the Patron Saint of Inadequacy

Posted on January 17, 2019

BY MARCUS DAY There is a scene near the beginning of Silence of the Lambs in which Clarice Starling executes a well-aimed jab at Hannibal… Read More »

One, one full basket

Posted on January 10, 2019

BY MADONNA HAMEL This afternoon Avril and I return to Canada. Yesterday was our last visit with the donkeys and the dogs at the Sanctuary...'for… Read More »

There was plenty of room at the “inn” of St Mary

Posted on January 9, 2019

BY MARCUS DAY Here is a Christmas tale to put a glow in your heart during these cold, bleak January days. It is about a… Read More »

Caribbean Snowflakes

Posted on January 2, 2019

BY MADONNA HAMEL It's hard to remember its Christmas when there are no snowflakes, only sea breezes, and rain as warm as a shower. We… Read More »


Posted on January 2, 2019

BY MADONNA HAMEL My friend Avril took me to the Caribbean for Christmas. After the flight from Toronto and the two hours at customs and… Read More »

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