Category Archives: Celebrations

Happy Easter

The Soapbox family is not terribly religious but we do love our traditions. Last night we gathered to colour eggs. Mr Soapbox bought a couple of egg colouring kits, we filled six mugs with warm water and vinegar and plopped … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

A choir is singing something vaguely classical on the radio. Rudy the rescue dog is chilling in front of the Christmas tree.    And the Soapbox family is almost ready for Christmas (although Ms Soapbox will be scrambling around at … Continue reading

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It’s my birthday (sort of)

I celebrated a birthday earlier this week and in the Soapbox household birthday celebrations go on forever. Which is why there is no blog today. I’ll be back next week. In the meantime I’d like to leave you with a … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving…?

I was composing a short Happy Thanksgiving blog when a UCP government press release appeared in my inbox.   Today is World Mental Health Day and Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, Mike Ellis, said “Right now it might … Continue reading

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Happy Victoria Day

It’s Victoria Day tomorrow. Ms Soapbox is taking a break this weekend to celebrate the occasion with her family.   So far I’ve visited with those in our bubble, ordered in from a local restaurant, played Rummikub, cribbage and a … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day

I’m afraid I’ve lost it. This was going to be a cheery little non-political post wishing all the moms out there a Happy Mother’s Day…but it went sideways when I saw Jason Kenney’s Mother’s Day news release and YouTube clip. … Continue reading

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Easter in Alberta

Whether you observe Easter, Passover, or the rising of the first full moon after the spring equinox, this is the time of year when we emerge from the gloom of winter with renewed hope for the spring. Sadly, some of … Continue reading

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It’s been one of those weeks

This has been one of those weeks, full of highs and lows, birthdays (yay) and covid tests (boo). The Soapbox family came through it all just fine, but as a result of the ‘distractions’ there is no blog this week. … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

The politicians are on break (thank god) and so are we. The Soapbox family and Rudy the rescue dog would like to wish you and yours a peaceful and happy holiday.    Those of you with a discerning eye will notice … Continue reading

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A Halloween Tale: Jason and The Mirror

For obvious reasons the usual batch of Halloween witches and vampires, pirates and princesses did not ring our doorbell this year. So to mark a different kind of Halloween Ms Soapbox would like to tell you a story.    It’s … Continue reading

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