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Hate speech should not be confused with freedom of speech

The vicious personal attacks on individuals involved in Sudbury’s recent byelection were shameful and disgusting and border on hate speech [...]

April 13, 2015 Patricia Mills Patricia Mills 0

Travels with my daughter

It was no easy feat getting up at 4 am to go stand in line at a bus station, at the base of a mountain, in the dark to begin the arduous journey of arriving in Machu Picchu before the sun came up.   We were tired, awake all night because the ceiling of our [...]

October 21, 2014 Patricia Mills Patricia Mills 0

Do you want to Cook for Me?

  It was always challenging growing up in a family with eight siblings to be the one to get to lick the stir spoon after Mom prepared her famous chocolate fudge icing for her even more famous chocolate fudge three-layer cake. Mmmmm.   All of us would line up at the kitchen table hoping that [...]

May 26, 2014 Patricia Mills Patricia Mills, Savour Sudbury 0

Let children run not ‘roam’

  We thought it was really cute when one of Amelia’s first words was iPad. She said it around the same time that she started saying Dada and Illie (for her older sister Lily). And it really was cute when she said it in her very little girl voice, heavy with the accent of a [...]

April 10, 2014 Patricia Mills Patricia Mills 0

As Time Goes By

As Time Goes By

  A chipped tooth recently gave way to a Pandora’s box of memories. This year marks my 25th anniversary of living in Sudbury, and my heath-care providers, business associates, staff and friends are aging as fast as I am! This may sound trite to some, but while I was sitting in my dentist’s chair I [...]

September 11, 2013 Patricia Mills Patricia Mills 1

Goodbye to some great ladies

Goodbye to some great ladies

There were not too many parties when I was growing up. It’s just the way it was in a large family with little resources and a working mother who held down two paying jobs in addition to her main “job” as mother to a brood of eight children. So I was flattered, humbled, shy and [...]

April 26, 2013 Patricia Mills Patricia Mills 0

Our little piece of paradise

When Joni Mitchell sang, “you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone…” in her 1975 song, Big Yellow Taxi, she was referring to the environment. However, it has also become my mantra to keep my body moving when it would much rather hibernate, and to move it outside on our numerous scenic routes throughout [...]

November 12, 2012 Patricia Mills Blogs, Patricia Mills 0