Yesterday I sat the quilt. The person who sits the quilt sells tickets to the quilt lottery. It is such a cool job. I meet people from all over Canada and the US… Whitehorse, Washington, Toronto/Ottawa, Courtenay and Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. The quilt is a beautiful work of art by Hornby Artists. Some… Read More The quilt as metaphor for life on Hornby
via Ways to Help People Without Actually Doing Anything (and Why They’re Actually Better) – Colin Michael Lucien Jonathan Nelson’s Blog I was reflecting today on ways to contribute to the community and I think the gift of friendship is what I can give back.
My debut as a stand up comedy was a couple of weeks ago here on Hornby Island. I am hesitant to write about it because I may generate more notoriety for myself. The experience further supports my feelings that I have found my Happy Place on Hornby Island like so many people here. Our teacher was Jenny… Read More My adventure with standup comedy.
Like many other retirees, I thought volunteering was going to be an opportunity for personal development and social connections after I stopped working. I found that not to be the case. So here is my check list to assess volunteer opportunities that may fit your wish list. The scores can be changed depending on what you… Read More Volunteer job screening
When I retired from my job in health care in March 2017, I worried about what I was going to do with myself. This has been a busy year, busier than when I was working. And I didn’t need to worry about what I was going to do with myself. I first started out by reading some books… Read More Things I’ve learned about retirement
https://www.vergemagazine.com/volunteer-abroad/blogs/2142-first-six-month-working-in-honduras.html I have been a virtual volunteer with CUSO working with Daniel to identify grant opportunities.
I have started volunteering with an amazing group of young women who have started a start-up organization for women in tech. They started out in Vancouver and now reach out to 7 cities in Canada and the US. Although I am not in technology they have welcomed me as a volunteer as they are an… Read More July 19 Women In Tech