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Is Your Brain Altered?, Where is Matt? and Washing the Car

Is Your Brain Altered?, Where is Matt? and Washing the Car

Good Morning from Prince Edward Island,
Put the kettle on, get out the cream, sugar, etc. and let’s have a cuppa.
I don’t know about you, but my head hurts—time for tea.
This video helps to explain it.

The Brain's Response to Stress - How Our Brains May Be Altered During the COVID-19 Pandemic

With the government moving towards Phase 2, there is a lot to do in preparing to open our doors in New Glasgow. Our store will be in early June and our restaurant will be Father’s Day. 

I appreciate the Federal and Provincial government efforts being in place to ensure people will not go hungry. And be able to live some semblance of life will continue for those not employed or underemployed.
Today with will be a short blog as we are rushing to get the store ready. There are a lot of little things I need to do before the maintenance folks arrive at 9 am to install safety shields around the cash area.

I loved this video sent to me by a reader of the blog. Thank you, Lyn.

"We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams." ~ Albert Einstein

There are shortcuts to happiness and dancing is one of them. ~ Vicki Baum

And all peoples of the world say, THANK YOU Crayola! 


Atul Gawande is the author of four best-selling books: Complications, Better, The Checklist Manifesto and Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End.

He continues in his work as a general and endocrine surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He is also a part-time professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School.

Mass General Brigham, has seventy-five thousand employees! In April, two-thirds were working on site. Yet few workplace transmissions. In the face of enormous risks, hospitals have learned how to avoid becoming sites of spread.

Dr. Gawande has written an article for The New Yorker. I found it to be informative and left me with a strong desire not to be lax in our approach to the phase-in process. 

Amid the Coronavirus Crisis, a Regimen for Reëntry ~ Health-care workers have been on the job throughout the pandemic. What can they teach us about the safest way to lift a lockdown? Read the article here

As I write today, I have been listening to J.S. Bach: Lute Works Music played beautifully by Sean Shibe.
We had a few contests lately and the winners' names were drawn this morning. There are 10 Pounds of Fresh Cooked Lobster heading to Alberta and a 100.00 dollar gift certificate to another winner. They have been emailed and just waiting to hear back to announce their names next week.  This week we are giving away a set of handcrafted knives from Nova Scotia. You can enter the contest here


I hope you and yours are doing well and preparing for a lovely weekend.

Take care.
With Love from Prince Edward Island,
Bruce & Millie
Yesterday, I was washing the car with my son.
He said: “Dad, can’t you just use a sponge?”
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Anita R Slobig - May 29, 2020

What a lovely blog this time even if you didn’t have time to write a lot yourself! Good news about opening up – we in the Imperial Valley of southern California are still having too much illness – I hope we don’t open soon…even though we are all going stir-crazy!! Loved the “Where is Matt” video…thanks for sharing. Stay well.

Lillian McDermott - May 25, 2020

Great read, Bruce. Happy you get to reopen again. Keep safe.

Darren - May 24, 2020

A great and timely blog Bruce…and with some very good news to boot! We are looking forward to an evening in your restaurant when you open! Hopefully, we will see you there as well! Best regards! Darren & Laurie

althea - May 24, 2020

Mason Cooley said ‘Reading gives me some place to go when i have to stay where i am.’ Your blog/s do this….and more. Thanks for the quiet peace permeating from the blog: walk thru the woods; dancing looking for Matt; the calm of Bach; the colorful hands…Blessings.

murdock morrison - May 24, 2020

Thank you Bruce for this blog as it had a lot of excellent ideas on how we deal with life via dance, music and song and the quote by Einstein was a powerful one to remember each day. We are waiting like some many seasonal residents to get the application that we all have to fill out in order to open up our cottage and quarantine for 14 days( ug,ug) but we will do it. Hope to see you for lunch once we get to our home away from home. Murdock

Peggy Freeman - May 24, 2020

Bruce, Thank you so much for making my day! In these hard times, it is so wonderful to read uplifting stories and inspirational videos. The dance video with Matt was especially fun! I laughed and cried when I watched it. Wouldn’t it be great if we could all spread that kind of joy everywhere? The times would indeed be brighter! Thank you again!

Brenda Gionet - May 24, 2020

Bruce, enjoyed your blog as usual and am so glad you are finally opening. I am sure you will have many satisfied customers, and just in time for Father’s Day. Once borders open we are hoping to come from Nova Scotia.

david - May 24, 2020

Last week’s Hauser live in Zagreb was truly awesome. Watched the whole show at least 3 times now. Great pick and thank you so much for the inspiration(s) as always.

Audrey Wilde - May 23, 2020

I look forward to your Blog. every week. It is my time to sit back and relax and enjoy the ride. It is very uplifting. I loved the dance video so much I replayed it and tried to dance with them. You always include interesting articles and informative articles as well. Love the phots of “Millie”. It looks like everything has really greened up at PEI. Yesterday we mowed our lawn for the first time this year. Thanks Bruce for helping to keep us all positive.
Blessings, Audrey

Dana Regenbogen - May 23, 2020

I can’t tell you how much my husband and I enjoy your weekly jokes. In this stressful time, it is nice to have something to put a smile on our face!

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