Author Archives: M.Preston

Who are you? Prove it!

That Canadian/American border has looked like Donald Trump’s Wall to me many times as I establish my new life in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. You think the border is seamless. We speak the same language: we look the same. Increasingly, I’m … READ MORE »

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My New Life in Ottawa, Ontario

You don’t realize how time and energy-consuming it is to set up the basics of life, life as we know it in the 21st century. Life for me includes an Internet connection, smartphone, and TV. A bank, credit card, drivers … READ MORE »

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Weekend in Quebec City

My new life in another country. Quebec City looms over the St. Lawrence River in the Province of Quebec. From the heights, you can see mile after mile of wooded downtowns and suburbs down below.   Decisive battles took place here … READ MORE »

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Smart Women:  Bad Choices: A Weekend in Quebec City

My friend Judith Cassis and I took an excursion boat out into the mighty St. Lawrence Seaway connecting the inland provinces of Canada to the Atlantic Ocean. The currents in this deep and swift river make it one of the … READ MORE »

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Arrival in a New Country

I’m now living my new life in another country.  The basic set up of a new life in Ontario, Canada requires patience and grim determination.  Stamina as well. A few days have passed since the hellish date of departure, and … READ MORE »

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Price Has No Relationship to Value

Nostalgia is not your friend. Sentiment is your enemy. You must be ruthless. Everyone I know has a story about when they moved into their current home. I recognize the dazed look in the eyes of military or corporate families who … READ MORE »

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