Author Archives: Oceans Edge

A cooking interlude…

On the heels of last week’s lost philosophical / political post, I am going to make a serious effort to recreate it, but in the meantime we’re taking a little break to talk about cooking. Normally Sunday would be a … Continue reading

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In which I ramble on endlessly about many things…

Yes, it’s been two weeks since I sat down and put words into some kind of a cohesive order here. I have about a half a dozen notes here on my desktop about ‘blog posts I should be writing’, or … Continue reading

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A state of The Plan® address..

I know I know.. I already did a ‘Polar Bear Season’ post, and a ‘New Year’s’ post another navel gazing post is just too much! Too bad. Gonna do it anyway. I was trying to explain to someone recently how … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

… And a bright and shiny new year full of promise and possibility awakens, (complete with the first proper big fluffy flakes winter wonderland snowfall of the season). Seems like every year we seem all too glad to kick the … Continue reading

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To warm a winter’s night – a Market Day post

Another Market Day has come and gone, and this time of year root veg is the name of the game. Admttedly this past week has been unseasonably warm but it’s still chill enough to crave thick rich warm soups. So … Continue reading

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Something to make you smile….

I don’t get to meet and greet pilots, or hang out at airports, or even hug the puppies or see the smiling faces… But this news story from CBC Ottawa, tells all the reasons I love the work I do … Continue reading

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A plug for your nickle..

The marvellous organization I work with – Pilots N Paws Canada is asking for your support in the Aviva Fund Challenge …. 15 days of voting, you have one vote each day… Help us help the animals?

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Well now….

I know it’s been over a month since I last updated….. it might be a while more. We are, now, as broke as I’ve ever been. We’ve made every effort over the last 2 years to keep this day from … Continue reading

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Mornings with CBC Radio3

heheh…. I *love* this… The David Bowie Paper Doll If that doesn’t float your boat, try a little Freddie Mercury in a Habs Hat But in other news…. I feel old. Looked this morning at the full line up for … Continue reading

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I love clever advertising…

this is brilliant..

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Fingers crossed…

I think the interview this morning went well … but then I’m never *sure* about these things. Despite the familiarity with the questions, I did struggle with at least one key point “Can you give an example of a time … Continue reading

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… and

Ooooooooooo and I almost forgot… There’s a shiny new website… Arthcwtch is home, right now it’s the hub of all our various activities, as it grows we’ll add friends and neighbours and interesting things in. (and I’m terribly proud of … Continue reading

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Polar Bear Season the 2014 Edition.

Well life continues on here…. fall has arrived, as usual I’m moody and melancholy, but not in a bad way, just in a grey fall being reflective way. Yep, it’s Polar Bear Season again. Usually major life changes, switches in … Continue reading

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Market Day…

Our local farmer’s market isn’t the biggest, but it’s a bright vibrant place with great vendors and a nice selection of offerings. Farmer’s Markets are usually the first thing we check out when we’re new to an area, or even … Continue reading

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Hurrrmmmmm….

I suspect someone’s internet prank has gotten a little out of hand? At least that’s what it smells like to me. Amaruk Wilderness: Questions raised about company at centre of anti-Christian attack

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An artist and their tools….

Digging out a couple old entries that somehow got saved in ‘Drafts’ but never actually published. This one on ‘stoves’ got saved for wanting to add what some of these much desired items are… Every artist has a thing about … Continue reading

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Your support is deeply appreciated

Pilots N Paws Canada – that amazing organization I work for – connects rescues and shelters together with pilots willing to volunteer their time and aircraft to help transport rescue animals in need…. many of them Now we’re reaching out … Continue reading

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More and more reasons to buy artisan beers…

50% of the world’s beers are brewed by six conglomerates. It just keeps getting more and more homologous. Fortunately, the nice thing about beer becoming more and more, dare I say it, ‘hipster’ is that one can now get craft … Continue reading

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Thinking about work

Doing the job hunt thing this morning via various online job boards… a weekly/twice weekly thing Every so often I do a troll through my old aviation job haunts – thing is, after 18 months of serious job searching, a … Continue reading

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Heh… this should be interesting..

I have upped the ante just a smidge in the battle with Facebook and fired a shot across their bow… A formal complaint has been lodged with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada I have requested their intervention … Continue reading

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Nummies…

Croissants, proof that God really did love the French after all… I’ve struggled a little with croissants, and by struggle I mean this is only the third time I’ve made them, but the first time I’d call them an unqualified … Continue reading

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Once more into the breach….

I applied last November to this same position, but at a different base … Shelburne Base was a 90 minute drive – in good weather, but it was a commute I was willing to make for the position, and I … Continue reading

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Well – there go the vegetables….

An early frost this week has put a quick end to what was left of the vegetables coming in. One ear of corn, there were still 2 doz or so on the stalks not quite ready All the squash and … Continue reading

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Guess you’ll be seeing more of me here

So the last couple years my blogging – either here or on my mirror sites at Dreamwidth and Livejournal have been pretty sporadic, and my reading over there almost nil. This was in part thanks to the arrival of Facebook … Continue reading

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Science.

Trying to break down some complicates science concepts into easily understood and digestible reading using everyday examples and analogies: DNA – they’re building blocks, just like LEGO. A 4 dot square brick is a 4 dot square brick whether you … Continue reading

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