Random Thoughts & Other Important Stuff – Page 5 – Linda Poitevin

Of Potatoes and Fond Memories

One of the things I love about my Facebook community is how other people are so willing to share their own stories there. When I posted this picture on my Facebook page the other day, one reader told me about how her father tried (and failed) to convince her and her siblings that potatoes were treasures […]


2 The Muddly Month of June: Reflections on Joy & Sorrow

June is a bit of a muddly month for me. Yes, I know muddly isn’t an actual word, but it’s the one I came up with that best encompasses the muddled muddiness I face at this time of year…a time that brings with it both great celebration and profound sadness. You see, twenty-three years and […]


4 Life Without a Cell Phone

My name is Linda, and it has been 19 days since I last texted. Life without a cell phone wasn’t actually that bad for the first few days after inadvertently killing my Apple account. In fact, there was a certain sense of adventure that came with heading off into the world without the safety net of perpetual […]


6 How NOT to Update Your iPhone (A Tale of Technological Woe)

So last Friday morning, there I was, blithely swiping away through Facebook on my iPhone while avoiding getting out of bed, when a notification popped up reminding me that I still hadn’t updated to the latest iOS. “Huh,” I thought. “I have a few minutes to spare, I’ll do that now.” So I plugged in […]


2 Best-laid Garden Plans…Oops

I planned out my entire vegetable garden out on paper  this year, right down to the last radish seed (I’m using the square-foot gardening method), so I was a little bit puzzled when I found myself left with a sizeable empty spot on planting day a week ago. Not puzzled enough, however, to go inside […]


Mother’s Day Sale Alert!!

Like your romance mixed with a little bit of humour and a little bit of suspense? Then Forever Grace is for you! “You still sure it was wise to take two of those things?” Sean swayed on his crutches, trying to bring one Grace into focus out of the three before him. They weren’t very […]

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