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One a day

by Linda Wegner on 04/30/19

One of the things I recall from years past is an advertising ditty that went like this: "A [something] a day keeps the doctor away". I don't recall what that something was but the lilt and the rhyme have continued, prompting these thoughts about influence. Read more...

Me real Canadian

by Linda Wegner on 04/24/19

One of the things I most enjoy about my morning bus rides is the interaction with other passengers and, in particular, those students who are studying English in our community. The other day, a wet and windy morning, a group of us were discussing the current weather conditions when a young fellow, I'll call Akihiro (not his real name but just 'cause he's bright and always smiling and laughing), announced: "Now me real Canadian. No umbrella!" Laughter erupted throughout the front half of the bus. Read more...

I believe in Easter

by Linda Wegner on 04/17/19

One evening a few of us gathered together to pray for various community needs. There was the usual list of human struggles represented in our requests: prayers for those afflicted with various sicknesses, calls for God's wisdom as a son faces financial decisions, help for a couple struggling to preserve their marriage, and a petition for comfort as yet another family faced the death of a beloved father and father-in-law. There was nothing out of the ordinary, as human suffering goes, except that pain is never ordinary to the one who's experiencing it. Read more...

Wait until

by Linda Wegner on 04/08/19

Until. Such a little word, yet so packed with meaning and insinuations. We use it all the time; so much, in fact, that I decided to look it up. Here's what I found: First, "until" is a preposition meaning "up to the point in time or the event mentioned", a word that basically introduces information to the reader. Next, "then", another little word that we use constantly, the other part of my musings. This four-letter adverb carries meanings such as "at the time in question or afterwards". For all you English majors, this is nothing new, but while reading Psalm 73 the other day, both that preposition and the adverb struck a chord of encouragement in my heart. Read more...

Lent and my grandfather's clock

by Linda Wegner on 04/03/19

Usually it was Sarah who serenaded us but I recall when her big sister, Elizabeth, regaled us with odd and sundry versions of "My Grandfather's Clock." There was nothing wrong with the song and I remember belting it out while I was in school choir; on occasion, I still find myself humming its rhythmic melody. There was nothing wrong with having Elizabeth sing it, but the constant repetition drove me crazy. Whether playing Yahtzee, riding with us in the car or while we walked, she sang nauseum. 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