Author Archives: Joanne Sisco

About Joanne Sisco

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

Wedding Bells Will Ring

There are a handful of events in a child’s life that can make a parent giddy with anticipation.  Marriage is one of them. As the days tick down to son #1’s wedding in June, that’s exactly how I’m feeling, so … Continue reading

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Saved By Lightning

This week I’m featuring another tiny church – this time back in Athens.  It’s located on Philopappos Hill facing the Acropolis, and everything about this church seems full of contradictions … even the spelling of its name. While the sign … Continue reading

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Church of the Redeemer

There is a tiny church on Bloor St in downtown Toronto, dwarfed by the high-rises around it.  My attention is always drawn to it whenever I’m in the area, and yet I don’t know why exactly it’s held such appeal … Continue reading

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Take Me To The Chapel

Several weeks ago another blogger, Rebel Girl, introduced me to a book called Top 150 Unusual Things to See in Ontario by Ron Brown. I’ve been seduced in the past by the promise of similarly titled books, only to be … Continue reading

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Just Horsing Around

Although I still have many Greek doors waiting in my photo library for their turn in the spotlight, I’m taking a detour today. The doors I’m featuring in this post may be rather simple and unremarkable, but the place where … Continue reading

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Changing Seasons – Year 4

I’m back for a 4th year of Changing Seasons – a monthly blogging event that celebrates the changes in our world throughout the year. Depending on where you live, weather certainly can play a huge part in those changes, but … Continue reading

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What’s For Dinner?

This is a rather unusual post for me, so I’m providing fair warning that its content may not be appreciated by everyone. The scene for this story is the fish and meat market in Plaka – a neighbourhood in Athens … Continue reading

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Making Connections

Early last year I was rather out of sorts. My husband still works full-time, and no one in my small circle of friends was available for weeks, even for just a cup of coffee.  During the winter months I tend … Continue reading

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New Year, New Doors

For the last several years, I’ve had a shoe calendar on my fridge door.  I’m old-school. I like the visual of a large paper calendar in the busiest room in the house. This year however, I decided it was time … Continue reading

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Wrapping It All Up

It’s been a frenetic month and I’m in a full out sprint to the finish line. The month, the year, and Cardinal Guzman’s Changing Seasons are all coming to an end.  The word is that Su Leslie at Zimmerbitch is … Continue reading

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