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- Just J -

Should I have known that by now? 

Even at my age, I am learning new things everyday, but sometimes I am surprised that I did not learn some of these things earlier. How did I make it to this stage of my life without knowing this stuff? Should I have known that by now? This site is my way of sharing some practical tips, tasty recipes, vacation ideas, life accounts and random knowledge. Some stuff you will already know, some stuff you may never need to know, but hopefully you will find a few useful tidbits. If not, then I hope you will at least find some entertainment as I share my insights and stories. Welcome to my life!


Posted 3/31/2022

A few weeks ago, I bought a small bunch of purple tulips from the grocery store. I do not buy myself flowers often, and I am very frugal when it comes to non-essential purchases, however this little bouquet was only five dollars. I set this tiny bit of Spring on my kitchen table. Today as I was cleaning the kitchen, I grabbed the withered flowers and set to toss them in the organics bin, but I was struck by how beautiful they were even in their broken-down condition.

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Just Listen A Minute 1

Posted 3/18/2022

Close your eyes and listen to these sounds of the world, first heard on January 31, 2022 6:02 AM at 9°39'32.0"N 85°04'17.4"W near the Three Monkeys Hotel, Montezuma, Costa Rica.

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Ozzie's One-Year Gotchaversary

Posted 11/30/2021

It is a bitter and blustery night in November 2020. The Boy and I are sitting in an Uber outside a cargo building at the Toronto International Airport. Shortly before midnight, we are waved up to the cargo doors and I am handed a shivering ball of fur. When I adopted Ozzie from the Dominican Republic, online, I had no idea he was this small and waif like. The first thought I have is that this is an unkempt rat they have handed me; but no, this is indeed my new dog.

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This Blog Is One Year Old

Posted 11/6/2021

Photo by Isabella and Zsa Fischer on UnsplashPhoto by Isabella and Zsa Fischer on Unsplash

This blog is one year old today.

I started Just J thinking it would be a good way to pass the time. It would be a place to share some of my experiences and some things I have learned (and am still learning) with the world. And, to be honest, I hoped to build a website that would make some money. I was out of work due to COVID, and this seemed like a good alternative to finding a new job.

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I Love to Eat

Thanksgiving  October 2020

I Love to Travel

Costa Rica  January 2020

I Love my Family

Kayaking  July 2020

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