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Cause we're all in this together / Re: Come to our Farewell Party!
« on: February 14, 2015, 05:45:12 PM »
I didn't make it back on Friday but I wanted to say that I too have enjoyed many of the discussions here: politics, feminism, food, cultural events, the weather!

We're awaiting another storm in Nova Scotia. It's supposed to arrive overnight. Many things are already being cancelled -- we have two events tomorrow, afternoon and evening, and are still unsure about their ultimate fate.

I'd be happy to contribute to another board also and I'll be interested, Debra, to see what your choice is.

Also, I meant to ask after your health. I'm interested in everyone's health, of course, but you were going through a rough patch earlier.

Cause we're all in this together / Re: Come to our Farewell Party!
« on: February 10, 2015, 11:35:36 PM »
Hi everyone:

I'm on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. I don't find LinkedIn particularly useful and it's not really social at all. I use Twitter mostly for events -- elections/by-elections, awards shows, sports events -- and I use Facebook to socialize with family and friends but also to exchange news in political groups, feminist groups, heritage and history groups.

As others would, I'd be happy to drop in here to chat and share news.

What time is the Friday the 13th party?

Perpetual Threads / Re: Memorials
« on: September 26, 2014, 10:02:02 PM »
I'm sure it won't make you feel any differently toward him  but I was reading today about Peter's bout with cancer also. I don't know if I missed this at the time or if I just forgot about it:

Perpetual Threads / Re: Memorials
« on: September 26, 2014, 09:31:01 PM »
It was in fact on babble where I read oldgoat's response. In part, he said, "She was one of the first babblers I met in real life back in the very early days, and we'd get together periodically.  Coincidentally, she moved to Oshawa and lived about a dozen houses down from me.  I saw less of her then as she had become over the last years extremely reclusive, so I respected her privacy but always sort of worried."

Perpetual Threads / Re: Memorials
« on: September 26, 2014, 09:19:47 PM »
I expect, although I don't know for sure, that her family would have seen to the kitties. As they would be the ones dealing with her belongings etc., I imagine they would make sure the cats were taken care of.

Her younger brother, Arthur, wrote this on her Facebook page:

A wonderful sister, a true friend and a consummate literary professional. Susan's sudden passing leaves all those closest to her struggling to find the right words. But in the dedications of her compatriots online at, and the much-missed, and right here of course, we are consoled realizing how many lives she touched, both virtually and in person, with that joyous smile and laughing voice. Thanks from all of us.

Frank (aka oldgoat) had also lost touch with her, I believe. There were so many different threads running on so many different Facebook pages that I'm having trouble finding his comment. I'll keep looking.

Perpetual Threads / Re: Memorials
« on: September 24, 2014, 04:00:46 PM »
Tears are not inappropriate today, Debra. Don't even try to distract yourself.

I agree with you, lagatta. I worried about what might have happened to pogge after he was no longer seen here and I used to go to his blog site, just to see if there was anything happening there. I hadn't seen anything until today, when I read a post from a fellow called Kevin Brennan who apparently used to blog with both pogge and skdadl.

This was apparently the only obituary:!/Obituary

Perpetual Threads / Re: Memorials
« on: September 24, 2014, 03:12:51 PM »
I'm so sorry if I'm repeating information that people already know but I just found the confirmation here:

Perpetual Threads / Re: Memorials
« on: September 24, 2014, 03:02:56 PM »
I hate to ask this but I've just read on Facebook that Pogge also passed away recently. Did I miss that?

Perpetual Threads / Re: Memorials
« on: September 24, 2014, 01:52:28 PM »
I've been out all morning and just heard the news now. I'm so so sorry for the loss of skdadl. I've thought about her often since she went off-line and have wondered how she was doing. Life has a way of throwing a sharp curve every so often. It's not something we ever get used to. :cat

Cause we're all in this together / Re: How is everyone doing?
« on: April 07, 2014, 04:28:39 PM »
Where do you do that, Debra? Is there somewhere you can contact administration?

Cause we're all in this together / Re: How is everyone doing?
« on: April 02, 2014, 01:47:59 PM »
Debra, I was thinking you yesterday and thinking of this conversation. I check Twitter out most days but I have to be careful because, to me, it's the biggest time-sucker of all.

I realized at a certain point yesterday that, on Twitter, I was following the Halifax city council meeting, Toronto city council meeting, the nurses' strike in Halifax, federal question period, travel woes of some people who were awaiting flights out of Halifax -- which weren't leaving -- and then just the regular trivia that shows up among it all.

Every time I turned my back, more than 100 new tweets would come in. Never-ending! Making my head spin!

So, like everything, it demands some self-discipline. There are other things to be done!

I have some gorgeous (gorgeous-looking) Seville oranges sitting on my counter and I'm going to make some marmalade. They're very bitter and sour, as you know, but perfect for marmalade. For some reason, I made no pickles in the fall. Then our grapes all withered and died on the vine and our peach tree was having an off-year, with few peaches. So I need to preserve something!

Marmalade is a big job -- I've done it just once before. I'll report back on my efforts.

Hope everyone is well. (I had the flu but I'm better now.)

Cause we're all in this together / Re: How is everyone doing?
« on: February 18, 2014, 01:11:35 PM »
ESP could be handy. :-)

Debra, I'm so sorry to hear about the depression. It's always tempting to say, well, when the weather gets better and you can be out and about. . . But of course, I know it's a lot more complex than that.

I will add that I always read your blog entries -- I read most of the blogs that are posted here. I had intended to comment on your entry about Facebook and progressive people but it was a subject I wanted to mull over a bit and I'm afraid when mulling starts, the act of commenting gets put off and put off until it no longer seems current and relevant. I'll try to do better!

I mostly go to Twitter when I'm following something -- an awards show or a sporting event or even an election -- but I notice I avoid it on a day-to-day basis because there are so many haters out there. You can't escape them even on something as innocuous as the Golden Globes!

The other big change here at our house happened with the last provincial election. Dan was chief of staff to the premier and with the change in government, he suddenly had a lot more free time! He's actually enjoying the stress-free life although I suspect he will be looking to getting into something more productive as the days go by. I hear him telling people that I'm dying to get him out of the house. That's not strictly true although, as I tell him and others, he's too young to retire. Dan's only 62!

It will be interesting to see how the next chapter unfolds.

Cause we're all in this together / How is everyone doing?
« on: February 17, 2014, 10:17:32 PM »
I just thought I'd ask. It's been quiet and I'm hoping everyone is okay and surviving winter.

We're all fine where I am. It's a more wintry winter than we're used to in Halifax -- more snowstorms but as my husband, Dan, notes, it's easier to shovel this year. Most years, we get used to a heavy snowfall that turns to ice pellets, then to rain, which makes for very heavy snow. This year, the temperatures have remained cold during the storms so the snow stays quite light and fluffy. We've had rain in-between the snowstorms though so we manage to keep the snowbanks pretty small.

I suspect part of the reason for the quiet month is the absence of Boom Boom. He was always good to start a conversation or keep one going. I miss hearing about his daily life -- the work he's doing on the house -- and also about the movies and music he loved writing about. He enjoyed -- as I do -- old movies on the Turner Classic Movie channel. He'd love it right now as they're playing Oscar-winning movies leading up to Academy Awards night. Lots of good movies.

He's still very much missed.

I hope everyone is well.

Write On! / Re: Recent blogposts
« on: January 01, 2014, 04:37:26 PM »
And also, lagatta, the days are noticeably getting longer and I always find that heartening.

Best wishes to all. Debra, I also hope your health is better in 2014!

Write On! / Re: Recent blogposts
« on: December 26, 2013, 06:46:03 PM »
I hope everyone found something to enjoy during this season of often-contradictory emotions. I thought I would drop in and share a short piece about my relationship with Santa Claus. There are probably some parts of this story that most people can relate to.

And as I do every year, I like to return with the story about the Christmas I spent on the train, between Montreal and New Brunswick. In my world, it's become a classic. :-)

Wishing for a peaceful and progressive 2014 for all.

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