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Now I am excited

on September 29th, 2010 by admin

Up until now, when friends would say, “You must be so excited to have published your book,” I wasn’t. Until today when I checked the UPS tracking and saw that one box of books was shipped and had arrived in Victoria. Now I am sitting here, almost paralyzed. Now I understand the saying “sitting on [...]

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Fog Lifting on the Victoria Harbour

on September 16th, 2010 by admin

Foggy, foggy days here in Victoria. Here the fog is finally lifting and the boats that must have been hanging out at the entrance to the harbour are finally coming in.

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The book: Victoria – Bench by Bench

on September 14th, 2010 by admin

Available after September 29, 2010 Experience Victoria at bench level. In Victoria—Bench by Bench, Rebecca Kennel takes you on her journey of discovery in and around spectacular Victoria, British Columbia. Visit historic sites and gardens; cemeteries and viewpoints; shipyards and restored creeks. Using pieces of local history and personal reflections, she introduces you to over [...]

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First Pages “Victoria-Bench by Bench”

on September 1st, 2010 by admin

Victoria-Bench by Bench Preface I didn’t really intend to write a book about benches—I was looking for a way to turn my ‘round the world trip blog into a book. When I heard that Julie Salisbury was offering an InspireABook™ weekend workshop, it seemed like the perfect tool to make that happen. However, as I [...]

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Bridge is up for the barge to go under

on March 4th, 2010 by admin

Bridge is up for the barge to go under Originally uploaded by Rebecca Kennel

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Barge coming under the Johnson St. bridge

on March 4th, 2010 by admin

Barge coming under the Johnson St. bridge The Seaspan Protection is bringing in a big, empty barge under the Johnson Street bridge.

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Lifeline, or I Hated the Life of Pi

on February 11th, 2010 by admin

Be careful who you throw the lifeline to. You could end up with a tiger in your boat. Like really. Richard Parker. You know, Yann Martel, I should have just stopped reading your book at the beginning when it was slow and rather boring and totally believable. But I read too far. So that when [...]

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Blue Bridge Artists

on January 30th, 2010 by admin

Searching out artists who have used the blue bridge (that would be the historic Johnson Street Bridge in Victoria, BC Canada) as the subject of their creations, including food and drink (who would argue that  Spinnaker’s Blue Bridge IPA is not an artistic creation??)as well as other media. If you know of other sites, please [...]

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The Gift II

on December 8th, 2009 by admin

Scrooge-like, I ponder “the gift.” At any other time of year, I might have written about the gift of life – or love or friendship. The gift of sight or smell or touch. The gift of joy. But now, as I walk the streets, I see people shopping frantically. Trying to buy something that isn’t [...]

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Welcome Little One

on November 28th, 2009 by admin

Included in the new book “Re-Write Your Life” by June Swadron http://www.juneswadron.com So you finally made it, little bald baby. Saturday night. 11:00. You tried once before, changed your mind, then three days later decided to brave it. You should have come through the first try and you could have been twins with your double [...]

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