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Cheap and cheerful — and generous

Years ago, when my wife Jan and I lived in Toronto, we would often start planning an informal lunch or dinner with friends by saying, “Nothing special. You know — cheap and cheerful.” Well, it was always a good idea, … Continue reading

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Our Great Escape, and great discovery

Yesterday we decided on a Great Escape. The reason? A scheduled power outage, which was to last from 8:30 in the morning until 1 in the afternoon, for improvements to the area’s electrical grid (technically, it’s the Greater Daglan Grid … Continue reading

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