Are we ready for the roaring 20s?

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Where I live is just coming out of another wave of covid. Let’s hope it’s the last one.

I go out about once a week to the grocery store. Things are slowly changing. There’s a different feeling in the air. It’s been over a year now, since the grocery stores put in directional arrows, and limit the amount of people in the store. Hand sanitizer and plexiglass dividers at the cash registers.

People seem to be complying with the rules better than ever it seems, except the odd outliers. Now that the rules have been in place for a year…


Olive oil isn’t as healthy as we thought.

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For years, it was thought that olive oil was heart healthy — it turns out, it’s only healthy when consumed with fruits or vegetables.

This healthy diet

This is one of the healthiest diets in the world. I’d rather not call it a diet. It’s a healthy way of eating. Although there is a “diet” based on how they eat around the Mediterranean region.

The actual “diet” that was a thing for a while was good, but strict. …


They just need to know how to make it go away..

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Have you ever felt like an impostor and you don’t know why? It’s common and sometimes barely noticeable. I noticed in myself when I was feeling off and couldn’t shake the feeling. As soon as I heard the words “impostor syndrome”, I knew that was it. I felt different just identifying what I had been feeling.

What is Impostor Syndrome?

Impostor syndrome doesn’t happen to an impostor. It happens to talented people that doubt their abilities. This makes them feel like they are frauds, impostors.

Working around other people, a person can tell how they’re doing, but if they have impostor syndrome, they think…


One in particular

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One writer that writes here daily is a well known Australian blogger. For one, he’s an Aussie. Who doesn’t love Aussies? They’re mysterious to those of us from the northern hemisphere. They have kangaroos, and other odd and extremely cute animals, and the most poisonous spiders in the world there.

If you’re active on Medium, as either a writer or a reader, you’ve likely heard of this fellow. You probably know who he is without looking at the next paragraph for his name. He writes here; he writes everywhere. This has earned him a huge following. I can see why.


A happy accident.

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I found this soup on a chat forum, but there were no instructions on the cooking method. I don’t know what the original soup tastes like, but my results were like a nice creamy chowder.

I will post a link to the original soup, but I really recommend that you try my method too, it’s amazingly good.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound bacon, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced; optional: 1 full bulb extra, roasted
  • 8 potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 4 cups chicken stock, or enough to cover potatoes*
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1…


There’s lots of ways to enjoy it, or to learn to enjoy it.

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Rhubarb is one of those fruits people either love or hate. There’s not much in between. They are a very bitter fruit, technically a vegetable, but once you cook it and add in a sweetener, it changes everything. I added a couple of tasty recipes at the bottom of this post.

This is one of the things you plant once and it’s there for decades. Everyone with a yard should aim for a variety of food that comes back year after year with a little care. It…


How you can turn your writing into a full time career.

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If you’ve chosen to be a writer (or maybe it chose you), you have chosen an awesome profession! You can make a living remotely with a laptop, and you only need your internet connection part time.

A comfy couch, a soft recliner, or if you’d rather be outside, a soft piece of grass under a shade tree. That’s your workspace. Your office.

I love the idea of earning a living this way. Being able to make money from anywhere, at any time. I haven’t tried taking my laptop out…


Writing about writing. It’s a thing!!

I was looking into editing jobs, freelance and remote.

If you’ve ever searched the job boards for editing or writing jobs, you’ve likely noticed most employers want to see a Bachelor Degree. It shouldn’t be necessary. But you’ll have to prove yourself.

I started out when I was four with the “Fun With Phonics”. My mom was a teacher, so that helped. By the time I was in grade six, they told my dad that I was already sitting at grade 12 level in reading. …

Lorna Hamel

Lorna is a web designer from northern Canada, who tries to write now and then. Her website is https://www.northcountrylife.net

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