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Great to See + What We Need is Love + Jail Break

Great to See + What We Need is Love + Jail Break

Good Morning from Warren Grove, Prince Edward Island 

Put the kettle on, this is a journey of thread pulling today.

While the rain beats its soft rhythm on the metal roof above it reminds me of the nourishment it brings the spring flowers waiting to burst forth. After resting and waiting our daffodils are pushing to show off their trumpets. 

"It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want—oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heartache, you want it so!" ~ Mark Twain

Positive Local News

"Reconciliation requires changes of heart and spirit, as well as social and economic change. It requires symbolic as well as practical action."

~ Malcolm Fraser

The P.E.I. legislature has voted unanimously to urge the federal government to change the name of the Confederation Bridge to Epekwitk Crossing. 

P.E.I. Premier Dennis King put forward the motion on Friday, with support from the leaders of the Official Opposition Green Party and the Liberal Party. 

Epekwitk, pronounced ehb-uh-gwihd, is the original name given by the Mi'kmaq for the land now known as Prince Edward Island.

Thank you, CBC for the story. Watch Premier Dennis King in the Prince Edward Island legislature speak of the proposed change. 

"We are seeing healing among the stolen generations, and initiatives which are enabling Indigenous people to make their distinctive contribution to our national life." ~ Malcolm Fraser

Kevin Lamoureux is committed to reconciliation and contributing to an even better Canada for all children to grow up in.  Kevin is the Associate Vice-President Of Indigenous Affairs at the University of Winnipeg. 

A fantastic speaker, I encourage you to watch.

The Truth and Reconciliation Committees: Calls to Action

Canada’s first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, in 1883: “When the school is on the reserve the child lives with its parents, who are savages; he is surrounded by savages. Indian children should be withdrawn as much as possible from the parental influence.”


"I want to ask you to get comfortable with discomfort. If Canadians want reconciliation, they can’t turn away." Jesse Wente, Journalist


"I’ve been searching for ways to heal myself, and I’ve found

that kindness is the best way." ~ Lady Gaga

The grass is growing and cows will soon be make their jail break to grazing on the land. I can’t imagine that they could be any happier; unless someone who is into cow love would want want to install one of these. 

"Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened."
~ Anatole France


Reading “The last phone boxes: broken glass, cider cans and – amazingly – a dial tone an article by Sophie Elmhirst” in the UK Guardian reminded me of travelling with Shirley in England and Scotland in 2014. We are looking forward to going back sometime. We would love to visit Wales and Ireland, as well. 

Reading the article I learned the traditional red phone box was voted in 2015 the greatest British design of all time, ahead of the Routemaster bus, the Spitfire, the union jack and Concorde.

At their peak, in the mid-1990s, the British population of phone boxes was about 100,000. Now, there are just over 20,000 working boxes left.  

A neat idea; converting a phone box into an aquarium with live goldfish, part of the Lumiere London arts festival, 2018. Photograph: Stephen Chung/Alamy

PEACE FOR UKRAINE! Keep the prayers and the candles lit! 

War / No More Trouble by Bob Marley

We don't need, no more trouble
We don't need, no more trouble
We don't need, no more trouble
We don't need, no, no, no more trouble
What we need is love
To guide and protect us on
If you're up look down from above
Help the weak if you are strong, now
We don't need no trouble
What we need is love
We don't need, no more trouble
We don't need, everybody saying, we don't need
No more trouble
And I will say
Speak happiness (sad enough without your woes)
Come on and speak of love (we're sad enough without your foes)
We don't still need 'bout trouble
If you know what we really need is love
Oh, we don't need, we don't need, we don't really need, no more trouble

We don't need, no more trouble (we don't need, we don't need)

I will have a weekend of gratitude knowing that I live in peace. I hope you do as well. We have subscribers on our list from Ukraine and Russia, we think of you as we send this. 

With love from Prince Edward Island

Bruce + Mille

"Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms." ~ George Eliot

I am having technical challenges with my new blog, A Bunch of Good Things. I planned on launching this weekend; sorry it looks like I have to postpone till next weekend. If you have already signed up, a big thank you. If you haven’t, you can sign up here

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Ann Kingery - May 6, 2022

Grrreat variety… all good… so much to be positive about…. you and Elon are the men of positive change…. /Ann of Colorado

Murdock Morrison - May 2, 2022

You started the blog with the word " love " and this a.m. at church the minister’s theme was on “love” as it was when Jesus asked Peter 3 times – Do You Love Me- and Peter said yes but at Jesus’s trial Peter denigned Jesus when asked if he knew him. I agree that we should change the name of the Bridge as it has more meaning now than ever before. Truth and Reconcilation is a human reflection on what we believe it means not just for the indigenious people but for all of us as it is a powerful message that affects all of us. Your references to Lady Gaga,Kevin Lamoureux and Bob Marley were a very good mixture of things happening all around us now and especially the terrible destruction of Ukraine. Only a few more weeks and we will open up the cottage at Cavendish. Murdandcon

Bruce - May 1, 2022

@Bev, I tried to find out, but it looks like there are no dealers in Canada. 
Might be a business idea for an entrepreneur.
I hope this helps and all is well in your world.
Take care,

Bonnie Arnold - May 1, 2022

So much fun reading your blog, Bruce.
Welcome to May 🤗

Bonnie Arnold - May 1, 2022

So much fun reading your blog, Bruce.

Wendell Hennan - May 1, 2022

Thank you Bruce for sharing the Kevin Lamoreaux video. It has been awhile since I read the 94 resolutions and I am on my way to do that next.

Sharon McInnis - May 1, 2022

Thank you for another interesting and entertaining post!! I look forward to reading it every Saturday.

Judy - April 30, 2022

Thank you for sharing the Kevin Lamoureux video. You’re right – he is a fantastic speaker.

Karen McB - April 30, 2022

That cow brush just made me happy! (well, and the prison break …) Thank you for the whimsy you bring to your posts, as well as the thoughtfulness. It’s a Saturday pleasure for me.

Bev - May 1, 2022

Any idea how much the cost scratcher would cost? A great 4-H project.

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