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The power of encouragement

by Linda Wegner on 09/04/18

These past several weeks I've been cleaning out filing cabinet drawers; with few exceptions, they contain material about activities I've been involved in, stories I've written for various publications and, of course, twenty years worth of weekly articles that have appeared in many of these newspapers. This afternoon I picked up two tiny pieces written to two people who stood with me during one of the more difficult times of my life. Read more...

Butts and wisdom

by Linda Wegner on 08/28/18

This week I've been doing a lot of thinking about butts. Cigarette butts, that is. To begin with, I have to clarify a couple of things: my personal experience with cigarettes is limited to one occasion and I am neither qualified not desirous of condemning anyone else for their habits. Read more...

A place of refuge

by Linda Wegner on 08/21/18

While chatting with family this week, my husband's family history came up in conversation: refugees from what was then West Prussia, they lost their father, mother and youngest brother during World War 2. The thing that has always impressed me most, however, is the depth of the gratitude they exhibit towards those who took them in, helped them get out to safety and then sponsored them to come to Canada. Laughter is part of nearly every conversation we have; nearly seven decades later they have not forgotten the relief and security strangers provided for them. Read more...

When we don't understand

by Linda Wegner on 08/13/18

Because I am a lover of words, I've got three particular quotes attached to the bookcase above my desk. To be more explicit, however, I am a lover of words that are both meaningful and skillfully executed into expressions of value. Read more...

Songs in the night

by Linda Wegner on 08/07/18

According to articles published by two Canadian news agencies I found the following information: Canada is the third most sleep-deprived country, tied with the U.S. (Global News 2012) 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