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The manger was wooden

by Linda Wegner on 12/17/18

It's not surprising that I've been humming, "Away in a Manger" these days (after all, it is the Christmas season) but I've found myself thinking more about the wood. Neither humorous nor particularly profound, here are my musings. Read more...

What do I give?

by Linda Wegner on 12/11/18

Now that Christmas is just days ahead, last minute gift ideas are becoming a matter of priority. The out-of-province deliveries were mailed early, prompted by the then looming postal strike but now I'm wrestling with these last few but important decisions. By mutual agreement, spending limits are already set so that's not the issue; rather, it's significance to the recipient that matters. Read more...

Shine on, Christmas lights!

by Linda Wegner on 12/06/18

I've just returned from Winnipeg after attending the funeral of a precious family member; sad as the occasion was, the deep sense of love and family unity warmed the heart, easing the pain. In a seeming mood of condolence, even the "Winterpeg" weather behaved better than usual. In fact, instead of the characteristically cruel cold of December, sunshine and slightly below zero temperatures prevailed. Ironically, I returned home to the West Coast to sunshine and below zero temperatures rather than to the usual rain and grey skies. I needed that light and at this point I feel as if I also need Christmas celebrations to keep both my thoughts and responsibilities focused on blessing others. Read more...

Doing it well

by Linda Wegner on 11/26/18

Over the past several decades I've had the privilege of having these inspirational articles published in a number of weekly newspapers. As well, a number of magazines (I honestly don't remember how many) have assigned and paid for articles they've published. When I found it necessary to further supplement our family income, a friend providentially offered to train me to work with him for a company specializing in the research and writing of market investment reports. There's no need to further elaborate but I consider myself richly blessed to have had these opportunities. But, like any worthwhile activity, there's a lot goes on in the background; here's a microscopic peek at that. Read more...

Exactly the right word

by Linda Wegner on 11/20/18

Since I formally semi-retired from my writing career, I've developed a genuine enjoyment of doing crossword puzzles. Where I formerly used my pen and pencil to jot down notes for stories, articles or research work, I now keep a pencil, eraser and game book close by. I'm not sure why I rarely do other types of posers but the thrill of finding exactly the right word to fit into the right space intrigues me. Beginner versions of the game are easier but as the level of difficulty increases, so do the options. 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