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Keeping them in mind

by Linda Wegner on 10/19/20

Years ago, we knew a young fellow who used to love to say grace before meals. No matter how briefly or fervently he prayed he always added this comment: “And dear God, help our food to turn to energy and not fat”. As you may have guessed, his family was dedicated to staying slim and fit. I have no doubt that if they have kept up their routine, their persistence has ensured that his prayers were answered. Read more...

Power of conjunctions

by Linda Wegner on 10/14/20

Lately I’ve been mulling over the power of a number of specific kinds of words known as conjunctions. These seven short words, “for, and, nor, but, or, yet, and so” can change the entire meaning of a statement. Read more...

Don't bite back

by Linda Wegner on 10/05/20

After a few fog-and smoke-free days, it’s disappointing to see smoke from California wildfires returning this week. On a totally unrelated matter, this morning I met a former “bus riding buddy” who lamented that he is unable to visit relatives since the First Nations Reserve shut down entrance to all non-residents. Read more...

Dressing for the job

by Linda Wegner on 09/28/20

As I began the tedious task of packing away one season’s clothes and taking out garb for the next, I was reminded of how limited the use of my wardrobe these past months. Since we weren’t able to attend church in person, my dresses and dressier clothes remained hanging in the closet; daily walking outfits consisted of comfortable T-shirts and cotton pants. In fact, I usually continued wearing them after for the rest of the day. As one who truly enjoys dressing up, it’s been both boring and anti-inspirational to grab the same duds day after day. I will say, however, that it’s certainly cut down on the laundry. Read more...

From just seven notes

by Linda Wegner on 09/22/20

I can’t remember any time when music wasn’t a huge part of my life. Although she didn’t read music, I don’t think a day passed when Mom didn’t play the piano. We loved it. I loved it so much, in fact, that I followed in her footsteps; punishment for disobedience for me meant being banned from the piano for an hour or sometimes, an entire day. 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. These views are from my office and kitchen windows.

Thank you to you all for your love and support.

Linda Wegner
Photo courtesy of Darlene Williams