Winter weather in Canada can be daunting. This hub may have some helpful suggestions for you.
I left hot, sweaty South Texas in mid-September and arrived in Brandon, Manitoba. I saw the end of summer, a short fall and the beginning of winter. It's November and my snow education begins.
My review of the new Amazing Spider-Man - with a South African twist.
Taking stock of my twelve years in America and poised to make the move to Canada, I express my gratitude to all those who have made my life easier during my time here. Thank you, friends. I move forward on a wing and a prayer and I'm thankful I have all your friendships to accompany me along the...
Animal neighbors and human ones during a hot midsummer in Texas. Facts about cats and how to handle raccoons.
Brave is a delightful, action-packed adventure movie in real fairy-tale tradition. Beautiful art and animation from Disney - Pixar.
The Sleeping Beauty Ballet is one of the most famous in the classical ballet repertoire. With thoroughly enchanting music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, we cannot fail to be uplifted and entertained by one of the world's most favorite ballets.
My Favorite Ballets - Part 1. Coppelia and Swan Lake
A Flamenco version of the story of Carmen. The film has been revived recently and has been showing at London's Spanish film festival. Available on Netflix.
Summer has arrived with flowering plants, birds and their song, cats and kittens and big weather!
My thoughts about the evergreen classical musical: "Mary Poppins"
I am trying to help some of the feral cats and kittens in my apartment complex. I am helping Precious and kitten but there is another orphaned kitten that I can't catch, and some other cats and kittens that need help.
Cats and kittens needing homes.
The last part of my telling of my Father's Garden - an Oasis. Homage to my Dad.
On the death of family
I have compared and reviewed Disney's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," "Mirror, Mirror" and "Snow White and the Huntsman."
From summer in Texas to winter in Johannesburg in one fell swoop. I rushed to attend my Father's funeral and discovered a week later that I would attend two funerals the day after my arrival back in Texas.
I continue my travel along the road of life as I return from the Eastern Cape to Johannesburg and then on, back to Texas. Saying goodbye to family is not yet over.
This is to pay tribute to my Dad who died on Friday and was laid to rest on Monday. Half a world away, I began to contemplate paradise, in heaven or on earth. I concluded my thoughts, half a world away, while mourning for my Dad and celebrating him.
Not only do I give my opinion about Dark Shadows, but I mention other Dracula movies and consider Johnny Depp's performances in other Tim Burton movies.
My Father instilled a love of nature in me by the beautiful flowers he planted year after year. This describes some of them.
I have become educated in various areas of life. In this tough economic climate, one needs to be prepared to do a variety of jobs to earn money and keep up one's skills. Sometimes we have to just take it as it comes. An important lesson is to never give up.
My personal take on the newly released action, adventure, sci-fi hero movie: The Avengers
My Dad's garden was a marvellous place for the family and it was a place of safety for me. Sun, fun, adventure, marvel and stillness - a real Oasis! I grew very close to nature here.
Mark Kislingbury is the fastest court reporter in the world. He recently opened his own Court Reporting Academy in Houston, Texas.
My take on newly-released romantic comedy: The Five-Year Engagement.
A personal story relating how I met the love of my life and came to America.
Johannesburg and Pretoria are well known for their beautiful blooming Jacaranda Trees.
Driving along Route 44 to Alice, Texas... apprehended by the law!
Animals may be dumb, in that they can't speak, but we would be dumb if we did not recognize their intelligence. Animals are a blessing to humans - let's treat them right.
I thoroughly enjoyed watching The Descendants. It is a movie I can watch multiple times. I am not a film critic, but I wanted to share my enjoyment of this film with others. Highly recommended viewing.
For most of my life, I never had a voice. I have walked on eggshells so that I do not, inadvertently, annoy or upset others. Often, I have not been asked for my opinion, and in a country which is, for the most part, politically correct, I have kept quiet. Recently, a dear friend suggested that I...
No, it's not an alien... no it's not a rat... it is, in fact, America's only Marsupial. :)
Hawks are on the lookout for prey constantly. A bird feeding station is a magnetic lure for them.
As an apartment dweller, it's easy to feel disconnected from nature. I feed birds and stray cats and in doing so, attract creatures to my windows. I get SO much pleasure from watching and helping one creature at a time.
I did not have to go to Rockport's hummingbird festival to see the Ruby Red-throated hummingbirds migrating. This year, so many of them spent the weekend at my feeders fattening up before their 500 mile non-stop flight over the Gulf of Mexico.