Author Archives: Joanne Sisco

About Joanne Sisco

Retired but not idle. Life is an adventure - I plan to continue to embrace it.

Spring’s April Appearance

The month of April is almost at a close and I’m already in full anticipation of May ahead. April turned out to be crazy busy in all the ways that are good …. making plans, starting new things, exploring, and watching … Continue reading

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From the Theatre to Slovenia

Photos of doors have started to stockpile in my library, so today I’m *spring cleaning* and featuring some doors that haven’t received any of the attention they deserve. Up first are the front doors to the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre … Continue reading

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I’m Late! I’m Late!

This week got away from me and it’s Thursday Doors on Friday. Hope you aren’t crushed in the Friday rush hour.  Have a great weekend! Thursday Doors is a monthly photo feature hosted by Norm Frampton at Norm 2.0

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I’m A New Me

Donna at Retirement Reflections wrote a post outlining a Retiree’s Job Description.  I think she nailed it perfectly in highlighting the roles, responsibilities, and skill sets to be a successful retiree. In our comment exchange, we talked about the need … Continue reading

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Practicing What I Preach

When I get restless, I tend to start poking around looking for something new to do. It’s been both a curse and a blessing because sometimes I get entangled in things that I probably should have left alone.  However, since … Continue reading

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Back to School

When I go on an excursion to look-up Toronto’s heritage buildings, I take one of two approaches.  It is either planned as a precision military-like operation with a map of addresses strategically laid out, … or I wing it. Today’s … Continue reading

Posted in Around Toronto, history, Photo Challenges, Random Stuff, Things I Like, Thursday Doors | Tagged , , , , , | 90 Comments

Animal House

It had the look of a haunted house – dark and forbidding.  The room beyond the ragged curtains in the window seemed to imply it was empty and abandoned. A woman walking by, however, stopped to talk to me as I took … Continue reading

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Finding *Extra* In The Ordinary

Have you ever woken up in the morning feeling grouchy for no apparent reason? That’s my world today as I nurse my coffee and a simmering growl.  There’s no particular explanation for it – I slept well and I feel rested.  There … Continue reading

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This Program Is Brought To You By …

… Wrigley’s. That’s right.  The gum people. I have visited many old buildings in the Toronto area and am learning a considerable amount of my adopted city’s history, but this was my first foray into a former industrial area. It was quite … Continue reading

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The Journey Has Started

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about our plan to tackle the Trans-Canada Trail – a 21,000 km epic adventure that will likely take at least a decade for us to complete. I was overwhelmed by the interest, … Continue reading

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