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What to give for Christmas?

by Linda Wegner on 12/11/17

“All I want for Christmas is”…well, actually my two front teeth are doing quite well and as cute as the song might be, choosing gifts for others is not as easy as the media would have us believe. The older I get I find the less I need and the less cognizant I am of what would be best to give someone else, especially now that technology and technological gadgets seem to sit at the top of every advertised gift-giving list. I know enough about computers to get my work to publishers and to keep in touch with friends on Facebook but that’s about it. By choice. All that is to say I definitely wouldn’t be good at choosing the latest electronic “toy” for someone else. (Although I suspect that many a merchant would be happy to assist.) Read more...

What I don't desrve for Christmas

by Linda Wegner on 12/04/17

This afternoon, after thinking about the beautiful Christmas carols that have become such an integral part of my life, I began humming a crazy, totally unrelated but seasonal song. “I’m getting nothing for Christmas, Mommy and Daddy are mad; I’m getting nothing for Christmas ‘cause I ain’t been nothing but bad.” Read more...

Working together

by Linda Wegner on 11/14/17

A recent LinkedIn posting referred to the need for teamwork in a business setting and that got me thinking. In the days when my company was in full operation, I hired a number of sub-contractors. Although I was a well respected writer and researcher, there were contracts I could never have bid on based on those strengths alone. I sought out others with the skills I lacked. Teamwork became our mantra. Read more...

Someone to care

by Linda Wegner on 11/06/17

I’ve taken up bus riding these past weeks and frankly the less I have to drive now, the better. I know that I may tire of it but to date I find it relaxing to let someone else bring me to the walking track or to town. One morning this week, however, I saw something entirely new but so soul-satisfying. Read more...

A time for celebration

by Linda Wegner on 10/31/17

We’ve all had them: bad days, good days, “dog days” - you get the idea - but this past week I’m celebrating one my most extraordinary “days to remember”. Read more...

The Powell River Blog
Over the past number of months I made the decision to formally retire from my business activities; having said that, I will retain my company name Words of Worth and will continue writing for a select number of rural weeklies and a monthly agricultural magazine. A weekly inspirational article appearing on this page is also emailed to a number of readers. To be added to this email list, contact me at

As so many others know by experience, retiring doesn’t mean quitting and I’ve decided to put my expendable energies into volunteer work as well as promoting the city and area where I live. I’ll begin with what was recently seen in front of my office window.
A Message from Linda Wegner
Situated on the west coast of British Columbia, Powell River is a geographically isolated community with access to Vancouver Island or the Lower Mainland, including Vancouver, only by plane or boat. Yes, our travel options are expensive and somewhat restrictive, but it’s because of that isolation that we have avoided the hectic pace of city life.
Photo courtesy of John Wegner
Our scenery is spectacular and the opportunities for outdoors activities, abundant. Take a look and avoid being jealous, if you can. The photos above are courtesy of Sean Percy, outdoor enthusiast and scuba diver.

Thank you to you all for your love and support.

Linda Wegner