Category Archives: Things my mother taught me

Lessons I have learned about life

On my own


Oh dear.  I’m sitting at the computer again.   I promised myself that I would keep active during the day.   My attraction to this computer is like a magnet.  This morning I made myself a “To Do” list.  On it are things … Continue reading

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We are one year old


Westlakemusings is celebrating a one year anniversary today.   Happy us.  What a year it has been.   We’ve grown,  learned a thing or two and I think improved. I started this blog with the intention of using it as a diary to … Continue reading

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March 15 – Final Rogaine Report


It is March 15th. Time for another Rogaine Report on my hair regrowth progress. This morning marks the 127th day of Rogaine / 2% Minoxidil treatments. I continue to squirt 1 ml of the clear water-like liquid onto the crown of … Continue reading

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Daydreams while passing corn stubble in white fields


It was 900 miles over two days.  I sat quietly in the passenger seat  and gazed out the window.  White expansive fields and woodlots flickered past.   It was two days of reflection, observation and daydreams.  I love a road trip. Warren … Continue reading

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It is all about Sammy


I have been doing a lot of watercolour painting the last few weeks.  I was hired by a young man from Kingston Ontario to illustrate a series of children’s books.   He advertised on Kijii and in a moment of euphoric mania,  I … Continue reading

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Love is 600 feet


Do you remember your first love?  Was it in grade school or when you were an anguished, misunderstood teenager?   First loves always involve idealism and romance.  Like virginity you lose something of yourself.   You trustingly give your whole heart away.   Your … Continue reading

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Some things I don’t want to put behind me.


This week I’m meeting up with some former colleagues.  It has been two years since I worked with them.  It has been two years since I worked at all.  In January 2011 I was just starting out on what would be a … Continue reading

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