Category Archives: Personal Sandra

Defining

We are defined by others and ourselves out of convenience, the love of categorizing and maybe just out because it makes relationships easier.  For years I made wine so I was a winemaker and for many, that was not only … Continue reading

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Photographer’s Statement

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One Picture. Two Scraps of Paper.

One Picture I took this picture of Tinhorn Creek employees on Monday, September 11, 2017 at 9:00AM. It was the hardest and the greatest picture I have ever taken.  The shutter clicked just before I shared the news with them … Continue reading

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Thoughts of Dad on His Birthday–In No Particular Order

Walking close next to me on a snow-covered sidewalk in downtown Salt Lake City.  In front of me my husband carrying our newborn in her little carry car seat. Outburst of uncontrollable laughter  in the bedroom next door every time … Continue reading

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Impact

I flew out of the Kelowna airport this morning.  There’s not much enjoyment in flying these days,  but nonetheless I almost look forward to flying out of there.  Is it that I enjoy security checks?  Maybe on the odd occasion, … Continue reading

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What’s a Good Day?

Been so long since I’ve blogged but I’ve given up the guilt many year ago, so onward and upward.  Today I had a good day.   What’s a good day for me?  Well, I can tell you, days like this … Continue reading

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One Teacher

I saw something come across my twitter stream yesterday–something along the line of “Everyone is a Teacher”.  I have never thought of encounters this way. How great would it  be to see all people as teachers and all encounters, even … Continue reading

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It’s Beneath Us

I’m certain some people read my blog because they love wine, but for over a month most of my posts have been in pictorial form about my vacation, or ceilings on my vacation or looking up trees….hence the title “Oldfield … Continue reading

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Get Yer Grabber Thingy

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Moon Musings

I just pulled into the hotel in Leavenworth, Washington after a long drive down to California to attend Ralph Kunkee’s memorial service at UC Davis.  It was a 16-hour straight shot drive down, 33 hours in Davis, then 13 hours … Continue reading

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A Canadian is Born on Robson Street

I am American.  Born in California, just like my parents and grandparents, but I married a Canadian and moved to British Columbia in 1995.  I thought maybe someday I would “go for a dual citizenship thing” but nothing much came … Continue reading

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About Adoption

What can be written about adoption that hasn’t already been written?  They are always such personal narratives and each unique.  My story is not unlike many others but it is mine and has helped to make me who I am … Continue reading

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Moving Day

I am moving to a new office building.  I have been living in “the hole” (lab/shared office/cellar command centre) since 1996.  15 years of no windows (unless you count the Bill Gates kind), a door you have to close to … Continue reading

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Persnickety Me

I don’t consider myself a high maintenance person.  I’m not someone who, for example, needs to modify every menu item before I place an order.  That being said, I do have my peculiarities… 1. Martinis Just ask me three questions: … Continue reading

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My Avatar

My father was not a winemaker.  He was an auto mechanic who opened his own small shop south of Market in San Francisco in the 1950’s.  He specialized in the only “real” cars that existed in California back then, American … Continue reading

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