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Buying back the farm

by Linda Wegner on 01/14/20

A quote, posted above my computer, and an article I recently read, prompted these thoughts. Having said that, I can’t describe how painful I find our recent news broadcasts, TV coverage and on-line posts nor how blessed I was to read the following newspaper article, so blessed in fact, that it brought tears to my eyes. I hope it’s not “fake news” but even if it is, it was wonderfully refreshing. Read more...

I call it care

by Linda Wegner on 01/06/20

I admit that there are some weeks when I struggle to find something to share with my readers. Because I am picky, I want that “something” to convey a specific message without coming across as “preachy” or high-minded. Not so this week; in fact, as I sit in front of this screen, I’m struggling to decide what to include and want to omit. Read more...

Into a new decade

by Linda Wegner on 12/30/19

I clearly recall the hubbub around the end of 1999 and the beginning of 2000. Predictions of possible tragedies and changes in our world swirled around and figuratively, at least, we bit our tongues, hoping only good things would come from this leap from one decade to another. Read more...

Angels we have heard on high

by Linda Wegner on 12/24/19

“Angels we have heard on high, singing sweetly o’er the plains. And the mountains in reply, echo back their joyous strains.” Read more...

O come let us adore him

by Linda Wegner on 12/16/19

“O come all ye faithful…”?
These past few weeks the words of those familiar but ancient Christmas carols have invited me to think far beyond the hubbub that can come with the Christmas season. I assume that a good percentage of people living in North America (and even beyond) are at least aware of the story of Mary, Joseph and the baby in the manger. I’ve heard it and, I am quick to say that I believe it, but it’s far too easy to take it for granted. 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