Author Archives: nutMeg

Shelter in Place

I have to admit, at first I was a little skeptical about the threat of COVID-19. But as events transpired in other parts of the world, I realized it was something to be taken seriously. Although an event I’d been … Continue reading

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AMERICAN SUTRA: A Story of Faith and Freedom in the Second World War

I had been seeing posts about the book American Sutra online, and was able to make it to hear the author, Duncan Ryūken Williams, speak. There was a good size audience, which he wryly acknowledged, saying the book had taken … Continue reading

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Although I’m lapsed from playing, I’m taiko-adjacent – friends still play, and I continue to be a fan and supporter. From the socials I heard about the HERbeat project, bringing together top women artists from North America and Japan. The … Continue reading

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Calgary’s Plus 15

Downtown Calgary has a pedestrian skywalk system linking buildings, allowing one to traverse the city center er, centre, without setting foot outside. The name refers to the height above ground, approximately 15 feet, which… feet?! aren’t they on the metic … Continue reading

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2018 Colombia – Day 11

< previous day Somehow it had gotten to be our last day. sad trombone. How had that happened?! We must have been having fun! (After all, they say time flies when one is doing such.) We had a bit of … Continue reading

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Calgary Central Library

The hotel we were staying at was right next door to the stunning new (opened November, 2018) Calgary Public Library Central Branch. It is an amazingly beautiful building, with sleek curves softened with the generous use of wood. Although super modern … Continue reading

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2018 Colombia – Day 10

< previous day So I meant to get through all the posts about our Colombia trip before heading off on the next International Adventure – you would think fourteen months would be enough time for that – but, yeah. Think … Continue reading

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