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Remembering what's really important

by Linda Wegner on 07/31/18

While strolling through our local farmers' market, I noticed a lapel pin for sale. Here's how it read: "Hi, I can't remember your name either." I immediately tossed a couple of dollars in the bucket and brought it home, intending to wear it every day. I haven't done that but I look at it regularly and console myself that I'm not the only one who forgets. Read more...

How do I love thee?

by Linda Wegner on 07/24/18

"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways" I doubt that there are few of us, at least of my generation for sure, who are not familiar with that question. Taken from her book, Sonnets from the Portuguese, and first published in 1850, it was Elizabeth Barret Browning's written expression of love to eventually-to-be husband, Robert. To put it very mildly, Elizabeth had a challenging life what with a domineering father who refused to give her permission to marry Robert and with health issues that contributed to a lonely and reclusive life. At nearly 40 years of age she finally was able to marry and later gave birth to their son. In 1861 she died, after just 16 happy years of marriage. Read more...

A proverb for every need

by Linda Wegner on 07/16/18

Our house is full of laughter, good food and great joy this week and it's given me cause to rejoice. Here's one reason: When I put my first thoughts based on the Book of Proverbs into a weekly piece, I believed that it was a "one shot deal". Over the past six months as I've shared weekly insights from this Old Testament book, I quickly realized that nothing's changed over the centuries; struggles are common, selfishness crops up in every person but wisdom teaches us how to avoid a lot of pain. Read more...

Stay well rooted

by Linda Wegner on 07/10/18

For the first time in a number of years, I'm truly excited about my vegetable garden. For one thing, I'm finally retired from my work as a business writer and now have time to spend weeding and nurturing both the flowers and edibles. Digging in the dirt never felt so good. Read more...

A time to celebrate!

by Linda Wegner on 07/05/18

For North American readers, July is a month to celebrate. We Canadians mark July 1 as Canada Day, in tribute to our 151 years as a nation; to the south, our friends and neighbours celebrate their 242nd birthday on July 4th. Happy birthday to all of us! 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