Rainy Day Writing

Writing, Reading, Inspirations and Aspirations

Author Archive: Ilona Elliott

Life is a Trip and Then You Die

…I feel things just as deeply, I experience life just as fiercely…

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A Van Named “Christine?”

…I haven’t heard him cooing the name Christine yet as he’s buffing the back bumper…

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Charades Anyone?

Life after Sixty Series The old man and I play a lot of charades lately. And no, we aren’t particularly keen on party games. Nor are we attempting to relive our summer camp experiences (because we never had any.) Well, maybe the old man did a couple of boy scout camps but they didn’t play …

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Life: The Surgeon and The Sculptor

Life is a surgeon. With a random hand. It’s impossible to get through it without going under the knife from time to time.

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One Great Shot: Hunting the Milky Way — Hakai Magazine

As other locals from Victoria, British Columbia, might know, the best views of the Milky Way can usually be found far from city lights, down the West Coast Road. The night I took this image was a special one. After keeping a close eye on the conditions, some friends and I decided to visit Sandcut… via …

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My Interest in Pinterest Problem

I have a serious Pinterest addiction. I don’t know what it is about that site, but I can’t stop browsing and pinning and linking and dinking around for endless hours day and night and day. It’s like the crack of social media pages for  me. I have thirty five boards now. I don’t even own …

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Great Barrier Grief — Hakai Magazine

Nadine Marshall is trained as an ecologist, and she’s an expert on the Great Barrier Reef. But recently, her work has picked up an unexpected new element: crisis counseling. “People tell me about their childhoods spent spearfishing in clear blue … via Great Barrier Grief — Hakai Magazine   The grief is real. Do you feel …

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When it Hurts to Laugh Everyone is a Comedian

My body doesn’t seem to have a lot of patience with non-essential organs. I don’t know if it’s trying to make room in my abdomen for more pizza and Italian wedding cake or if I’m just prone to inflammation, but I’ve lost several over the years. What surgeons love to refer to as non-essential organs, …

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Talking to Myself Talking to God

I’ve decided that God is somewhat more like my dog and a lot less like the popular images of him in the church these days. And if I am wrong about that, I imagine that He is big enough to forgive me.

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Verona: Who Wouldn’t Fall in Love?

Verona wasn’t high on my list of cities to visit in Northern Italy–until I got there.

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