Author Archives: whimsy and wit

Oh happiness…

From Wikipedia: Drawing of Vicki Baum by Emil Stumpp, 1930 “There are short cuts to happiness and dancing is one of them.” Vicki Baum Hedwig (Vicki) Baum (Jan. 1888 – Aug. 1960) was an Austrian writer known for her 1929 … Continue reading

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On kindness…

“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”  Mark Twain. Mark Twain (1867) Wikipedia photo Mark Twain (1835-1910) born Samuel Langhorne Clemens was an American writer and humorist raised in Missouri. Among his works … Continue reading

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150 years ago in Winnipeg

Life in Kildonan, 150 years ago By: Cheryl Girard TIMES     Kildonan Presbyterian Church was built in 1852. This year being Canada’s 150th birthday, it is the perfect time to reflect back and to wonder what life was like 150 years … Continue reading

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Street names – stories set in stone

  By: Cheryl Girard One of the things I love about Winnipeg is that many of its streets honour people and places from our city’s rich past. Some are beautifully named for lakes, rivers or trees while others are a … Continue reading

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One hundred years ago and now…

Photo by Cheryl Girard Be heard before it’s too late By: Cheryl Girard Published Jan. 27/2017 “However sophisticated and technologically advanced we may be, we are biological creatures, utterly dependent on her (nature’s) beneficence for clean air, water and food,” wrote … Continue reading

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What was Winnipeg like 100 years ago? – Winnipeg Free Press

My latest story for The Times….100 years ago in Winnipeg…..   Another new year has begun and once again it is the perfect time to start afresh and to try to better our lives. It is also the perfect time … Continue reading

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The Happiness Habit

“No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.” – Helen Keller Helen Keller (1880 –1968) was an American author/lecturer. The story of how Keller’s teacher, … Continue reading

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