Monthly Archives: August 2015

Write It Down

August 30, 2015

  Indeed we miss a lot of things in a daily basis. To prevent missing something truly important to you, make it your habit to write things down. It doesn’t have to be neatly organized. Just write down your thought, inspiration or a word that grasped your mind for the moment.   We are surrounded by a tremendous…Read more >

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Doer and Thinker

August 27, 2015

  Around Digby in Nova Scotia, people are more self sufficient and independent than those who I know in Japan or Calgary. Many kids start working when they hit teenage as a babysitter, farm helper, market vender etc, and then move to a store casher and other common laborer as they get older. Quite a few…Read more >

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Motivation

August 20, 2015

    I knew there was something going on but I was too busy to take a closer look in last few days. 6:30 this morning the smell got so strong that I started sniffing and figured it should be from the stove. Sure enough the overflowed water from a cooking pot was sitting under…Read more >

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Chop-N-Drop

August 14, 2015

  Chop-n-drop (also written “chop n’ drop”) is a gardening technique applied widely among organic gardeners who practice permaculture and the likes. The basic idea is to return the ‘out’ material in conventional gardening such as weeds and pruned plant waste back to the garden directly. It works as mulch and gives the nutrients back as it breaks…Read more >

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Making a Bow

August 8, 2015

  After a long break, I started performing music in public several years ago. One day I performed with a few others and it was a disaster. I was quite embarrassed and wanted to disappear from the stage as soon as possible. When it finally finished, the only thing I was thinking was to pack up and…Read more >

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The Barn Restaurant

August 4, 2015

  Last weekend we visited The Barn Restaurant in Gilbert’s Cove. This cute B&B / restaurant is right nearby Gilbert’s Cove lighthouse. Watch the sign on HWY 101. A path branches out to the restaurant from the gravel road to the lighthouse.   When we arrived, several chickens welcomed us.   I ordered pan fried…Read more >

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