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About westlakemusings

In 2013 my husband and I retired. We bought an old pre-confederation house out in the country. This blog is about our new world in the country as we explore all of life's possibilities.

Multiplication, Sums and Tombstones

Me:   ” I remember when we were both eight or something. You were staying with us and we went and saw “101 Dalmatians” at the Birch Cliff theatre. That was my first movie. You were such a sweet little Theodore Cleaver … Continue reading

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Musical influences

My humblest apologies to great American composer – John Philip Sousa. Clearly his greatest musical accomplishment was stolen from him. We call it sampling today. Sixty years after the “The Stars and Stripes Forever” was written, Mitch Miller came along. … Continue reading

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For Posterity

In 2011 a life changing, monumental shift cracked wide open my world.  As a writer and a blogger I knew it would just be a matter of time before I would be ready to share my story.  Until now it … Continue reading

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Quiet has many moods.

The following is a beautiful, treasured paragraph taken from Katrina Kenison’s book “Magical Journey: An Apprenticeship in Contentment”   Quiet has many moods. When our kids are home, their energy is palpable. Even when they’re upstairs sleeping I can sense … Continue reading

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  We didn’t hear a thing.  I was almost down to the water before I clued in. I found it unusually bright, as if a mythical giant has reached down and pinched off a corner of the horizon, letting in … Continue reading

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Libby’s Guest Blog

And now for something a little different and hopefully not annoying  Since Libby, our Brittany Spaniel has been such an amazing and adaptable dog on our trip, she is being rewarded with the opportunity to tell her side of the … Continue reading

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Photos from Haida Gwaii

   Our campsite is right on the waters edge. This is obviously Inside the RV looking out on the beach. You can see their orange skiff through our window. IThe tide is out.     This is a photo of … Continue reading

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OMG Crazy Adventure Time Has Begun

She wants to take me out in the skiff with the dogs to tie out the crab pots.  Say what?  That sounds just crazy dangerous. Doesn’t it?  We have arrived in Haida Gwaii and life is quite different here.  First … Continue reading

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Visual Memories of the Alaska Inner Passage 

   A land locked native village along the coast with countless bald eagles perched in the fir trees and soaring overhead      Warren watching the beautiful scenery float by    

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Floating down the Inner Passage, Alaska 

I’m writing from Wrangell, Alaska a fairly small, but busy land locked port in Alaska’s inner passage.  I think everyone here flies a sea plane.  They are taking off and landing all around us like dragon flies. We are on … Continue reading

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