Author Archive for Carole

The Ball | of Grief

The Ball of Grief Everyone grieves. We experience loss in many forms and we each grieve differently for the loss. No value is attached to the severity of it; there is no code of conduct to follow; nor is there is a schedule to adhere to. Grieving is personal. Here’s my view of the process […]

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Volunteer Adventure ’18 | … Italy |

A volunteer adventure to Italy makes perfect sense. Consider my recent stream of thoughts: I should really learn to speak Italian (beyond the basics acquired over the years); it is now my responsibility to honour our Italian heritage; and perhaps it’s time to re-visit Italy. Some background for you … There is a small seaside […]

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The Cycle | of Giving | continues …

The Cycle of Giving continues … The cycle of giving continued for us over the recent Christmas season. Please enjoy Part 2 … Much to my frustration, between December 23rd and the 24th my coffeemaker, phone and dishwasher experienced various forms of ‘kaput.’ I was not happy. I was so not happy I yelled for […]

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Sharing Joe …

Sharing Joe … Sharing elements of Joe these past few months has both emptied and refilled my heart. Although, I’ll spare you of the details, be assured it has involved significantly more than his remains and there has been a steady mix of tears and laughter in the exercise. We are fuelled by each. But […]

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Ya Gotta | Believe …

Ya Gotta believe … Ya gotta believe our loved ones remain with us well after they leave us. At least we want to believe that. After the recent death of my husband, each of the kids would randomly and excitedly announce “Mom, I heard from dad today … ” and proceed to tell me of […]

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My Husband Joe | … His Eulogy |

My Husband Joe … His Eulogy My mother always said “whoever marries me would have to be a saint” … and for once I listened and found a good man in my husband, Joe Luciani … Unfortunately I wasted too much time forgetting to appreciate the goodness of Joe. For many of us, it’s too […]

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An all-inclusive | tribute | for this Mother’s Day …

An all-inclusive tribute for this Mother’s Day … This constitutes a tribute … for this here Mother’s Day To make it all encompassing … here’s what I’ve got to say It’s goes out to the women … who gave birth au natural Who pushed, ‘n farted and let some out … feelin’ what the hell […]

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#letslook Precedes #letstalk

#letslook precedes #letstalk in my latest round of unscientific research from my 2017 January adventure. In case you missed the intro … http://www.moodivator.ca/the-passing-of-the-glance/ As intended I purposely walked past and looked at 1500 people over a three week period all around Oakville. Being a designated underachiever, I set my sights low. I merely wanted to see […]

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Oh ‘Nuts’ … I’ve Become That Person

Oh ‘Nuts’ … I’ve become that person who causes cooks and chefs to cringe … “Is there gluten in that dish?” “Sorry no dairy for me I’m lactose intolerant.” “Oh I’m a vegan … that means I don’t eat anything that had a mother and I’m pretty sure this thing on the plate had one.” […]

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The Passing … of the Passing Glance

The passing glance … the theme of my adventure this year. As many of you know I have an insatiable desire to look at people … people in the street, in restaurants, parks, airport … anywhere I could get my fix. I believe it’s my way to stay in touch with what’s going on and most […]

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