Don’t Lose Your Poppy Pin Before Remembrance Day

I buy at least one poppy pin from the Canadian Legion boxes or the people standing at the door of the grocery store, every year. I like the pin itself and I like supporting the Legion. The real problem is keeping the pins on. Also, not getting stuck by that long pin several times a day.… Read the rest

My Garage Smells Like a Place to Bury People

The garage at this house smells like something very old, closed up and forgotten. It’s an interesting smell and I might even like it if I didn’t have allergies and asthma.

It’s the right smell for a tomb. Why are people only buried in garages in movies? Or for less than polite and honest reasons. This garage smells like a place for burying people, keeping them forgotten forever.

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Do You Say it or Write It?

I like to write about things I think, but not say much.

Writing it down feels like it is becoming part of history, something for the future that I can create and leave of myself. Saying things is transient and leaves you vulnerable and exposed in the moment.

What about you? Are you a talker or a writer, or both?

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Cave Life for a Year

What would you need if you planned to live in a cave for a year? Think about things like a lack of sunlight, heat and the dampness. Also, basic essentials like clean water, sustainable food, something to sleep on, something to wear, and something to do day to day to keep busy. Forget your phone or laptop, the cave doesn’t get Internet for more than an hour a day when the signal hits it just right.

Your Personal Magic Pill

If you took a magic pill, what would it be for? People think about pills as little things you swallow to cure your problems, usually health problems. A lot can affect your health, mental and physical health.

So think about it, carefully. There is only one pill, one chance at getting the magic right. Of course, you can’t be tricky and say “everything”.

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