Monthly Archives: October 2006

My Absentee Ballot, and What's That Date?

A cou­ple of days ago I sent my absen­tee bal­lot in for the 2006 Mid-term elec­tions. It’s not as my vote is going to make a big dif­fer­ence, but I am intrigued with the prospect of Deval Patrick becom­ing the next Gov­er­nor of Mass­a­chu­setts. What’s more there was even a State Bal­lot Ques­tion that would […]

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My Childhood Friend is Interviewed in St. John (with Audio)

When­ev­er we talk about an old friend, neigh­bor or acquain­tance, Pam hopes they can come and vis­it us here. She fig­ures that they’ll take a look around, get hooked and move here as well. I guess her rea­son­ing is ‘What bet­ter way to enhance your neigh­bor­hood by mov­ing peo­ple you know into it’? This also […]

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Our Orchid Helps Fulfill our Fall Colour Quota

Our Orchid We don’t usu­al­ly have great luck with plants, although we inher­it­ed quite a few that sit on the ter­race from the pre­vi­ous own­er of our con­do. Pam has lost 1 to an infes­ta­tion, and added 1. So far, so good. We were pleased to get this orchid as a gift from our neigh­bor […]

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Prints Charming

When we start­ed the process of immi­grat­ing to Cana­da, I knew we’d prob­a­bly be lucky in some ways, and unlucky in oth­ers. Our expe­ri­ences so far have been most­ly lucky. We found a beau­ti­ful place to live, both of us have had suc­cess­es with employ­ment, we got a good lawyer, and of course, we speak […]

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Moving Day

The design is ready, the fonts are in place, the pho­tos are all set, the feed is moved, and all that’s left to do is let every­body know. All right then: from now on, the Loud Mur­murs blog will be locat­ed at While blog­ger was good to get start­ed on, I’m going to try […]

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