Category Archives: Business ideas

storefront dreaming

The more I think about it, the more I realize I was made to go into business. I mean, some guys and gals drive by houses for sale and dream about decorating the home, doing the garden, et cetera. I … Continue reading

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snow day video fun

Another storm is hitting the island today and I’m staying home from school. Adam got to work in Sydney and called me to say, “Stay home if you can.” He’s a tough guy so that was a first! Luckily we … Continue reading

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livestreaming a talk about Slow Money

Last night there was a talk in Sydney that sounded great. However, I really wanted to be at home after a long day at school. I love community events, yes, but like everyone, I have a limit on how much … Continue reading

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Doktor Luke’s + a new friend

On Saturday I had a good reason to seek out a coffee – my friend and fellow blogger, Scott McKinney, was on the island! I had never met Scott in person, and he was visiting from his native Minnesota, to … Continue reading

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Q+A: George Smith and Cora-Lee Eisses-Smith

George and Cora-Lee Eisses-Smith are two people that never fail to delight and inspire me. From their literary-themed dinners, which you’ll read about in this Q+A, to George’s art, to random chats with them either at their home in Middle River … Continue reading

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Ed’s Books and More

Yesterday I had a few minutes to spare in the morning after an appointment in downtown Sydney. It was a beautiful morning, the sun was bright and the wind was only moderate. So I went for a little walk to … Continue reading

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At Rockinghorse Ranch

A couple of weeks ago I went out to Rockinghorse Ranch in Big Baddeck. I’d driven past it many times on my way to see friends or hike at Uisge Ban Falls, but never gone to check it out. The … Continue reading

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Gentle Dragons in Baddeck: Money for Farming

If you are a farmer or know a farmer on Cape Breton, who is looking for funding for their enterprise, read this. FarmWorks, an investment cooperative that invests in local agriculture in Nova Scotia, was formed just last year in the … Continue reading

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“Bring ridesharing to another level”

We all have to get around. It’s a fact of life. Especially in this day and age, when so many families are spread out all over the country, getting around is a big part of our lives. We fly, drive, … Continue reading

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Local beer update: Big Spruce Brewing

As you’re aware, if you’ve been reading this blog a while, there is a microbrewery starting up in Nyanza, near Baddeck. In case you’re not, however, this post is my first interview with Jeremy and Melanie, this post is when … Continue reading

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