Why I Blog

It wasn’t too many generations ago that we all lived in small, tight-knit communities.   Neighbor interacting with neighbor was not only unavoidable it was necessary for survival.  Now our cities have grown so large and our lives so busy it is not unusual to not even know our neighbors.  We value our privacy so much that we rush from our car to the front door so that no one delays us as we escape into our own space.  When a stranger is friendly we are suspicious of their motives.  We take our kids to the park and hesitate to enter into other’s conversations for fear of being rejected.   We are a lonely generation.

Living in a city like Calgary, where everything is so spread out, it takes a lot of planning and time to get together with friends.  Add in everyone’s conflicting schedules, kids, dinner, laundry, and winter and isolation becomes very real.  Thank God for social media!   When I can share the nitty gritty details of my day, the good times become great and the sad times are easier to bear. 

You may not walk out of your tent in the morning and be able to see how I am dressed or if there is a smile on my face but you will probably read my status update.  Blogs and tweets bring communal living back from the days of small towns and villages, Main Street and neighbors who know your name.  So to my friends, both old and new, let me share my life with you, from the delightful details of raising my son to the trivial details of my current likes and dislikes.  Maybe you will laugh at me or with me, either way I hope I can add something positive to your day.

We were born to unite with our fellow men, and to join in community with the human race.
— Cicero


  • Jill Nuckles says:

    Interested in knowing more about Handmade Here Artist Collective?

    Details below

    Handmade Here is a “must do” event every Christmas in Calgary. Make time to drop by and enjoy this beautiful Art & Craft sale.

    Featuring an impressive range of work by 25 of Calgary’s most engaging artists. Meet the artists, learn how things are made and find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. There is a unique collection of ceramics, glass, textiles, paintings, jewellery and more.

    Enjoy free parking, free admittance and free refreshments

    Handmade Here consists of: Angela Rees; Anna Bilek; Anne Ormerod; Barbara Rumberger; Brad Keys; Connie Cooper; Dee Fontans; Diana Fox; Eve deMoissac; Heather Huston; Jennea Frischke; Jil McMahon Bazant; Jill Nuckles; Jim Etzkorn; Joan Irvin; Karen Scarlett; Lisa McGrath; Mindy Andrews; Natali Rodrigues; Nicole Tremblay; Susan Thrope; Stephen Dozois; Steven Pulvermacher; Susan Kristoferson; Tilted Toppers

    Triwood Community Centre
    2244 Chicoutimi Drive NW, Calgary
    Saturday, November 15 (10-5)
    Sunday, November 16 (10-4)


    Let me know if you would like to see some images.

    BTW – Your blog is really interesting

    • Misty Hamel says:

      Hey Jill, I can’t believe I didn’t see this comment until three months later! The end of 2014 was a blur for me. I will follow along on your social media sites to make sure I don’t miss the next sale!

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