blue and white sign informs visitors to Little Beach that paid parking is in effect and no overnight camping is allowed

The Parking Problem – ImPort Stanley

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Can anyone explain Port Stanley’s new parking rules to me, in three sentences or less? It’s a pebble in our sandal, for sure.

Pink and mauve meme with the quote by Simon Sinek: Good leaders take care of those in their charge. Bad leaders take charge of those in their care.

The Sounds of Silence From Broadcasting’s Corner Offices

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I’ve been sitting with this for a while. Broadcasting sisters message each other. We share stories of the horrors we’ve endured and how we tried to get our managers to do what was right. And how all too often, those managers squelched us. Treated us like we were trying to cause problems. Sent us back into the situation with no new tools to resolve it. No intervention from our so-called “leaders”.

Sarah Smith standing outside, wearing denim, and smiling

Music, Fresh Fish & Parking News – ImPort Stanley

Music is in the air. We are almost ready for summer. My husband and our neighbour Bill recently built our backyard fences. Our pergola is partway up, soon to be completed. It won’t be long before we’re spending warm evenings outside enjoying the ambience. Is it just me or are winters getting longer?

Road Trip!

Hey there, thanks for visiting!

We are heading to Newfoundland and parts east for some exploration, some family time, and a much-needed change of scenery. This blog will return when we do, in mid-June.

You may be concerned that I’ve made this public. Well, our house will be busy and occupied with live-in house and cat sitters. They’re not hard to find when you live at the lake!

Thanks for understanding my absence and I’ll look forward to sharing stories with you when we get back.

Lisa

young woman with her back to the camera, in obvious pain, with red blotches on her lower back

Get Back (Pain)

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Millions of people – somewhere around 1 in 5 of us – suffer from chronic back pain. I used to have lower back pain. In recent years, it’s been my upper back and shoulders because of a neck injury from a car crash.

closeup of a judge's hand as they prepare to tap a gavel on the bench

The Law as Entertainment

Update: Although this post reflects a moment in time, I feel it’s important to update my thoughts on the Depp/Heard case. I ought to have mentioned that I feel conflicted about my reaction to the testimony. I believe in believing women who allege abuse. Heard’s unlikability, desperation (as heard in recordings) to stay married to Depp, and many other factors have contributed to my perception. Her knowledge of what a Bruise Kit is, although she used the term incorrectly, is also a part of it. But I remain open to the possibility that I am wrong. The jury will ultimately decide.

Today, you have a choice! You can read the blog post below, or listen to it by clicking on this audio link. I would also love your feedback on whether you like the audio option. Thanks.

a pair of black and gold hiking shoes on a forest floor with leaves and weeds in view

Hiking Around – ImPort Stanley

ImPort Stanley is weekly series about life and discoveries by a recent “import” to Port Stanley, ON. Access previous posts on everything from shopping to hotels and our beaches by clicking the tag ImPort Stanley.

Some people like to stay motionless when they’re on vacation. I’m not one of those people. Although we’re not avid hikers, we’re not couch potatoes, either. We are yams in motion.