John Syme
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John Syme commented on Mary Scott's group Widowed folk
"Well folks I am connected on the net without having to drive 40 miles.  I am able to hook up through the school.  The students seem reachable and I am going to enjoy working with them.  First day I got to introduce myself but now my…"
Feb 21, 2012
John Syme commented on Mary Scott's group Widowed folk
"Well Barb, I always argued that at least they provided a real whole egg not reconstituted and processed stuff like at the other fast food places.  I believe one can also get reall aggs at A&W and Burger King, but McD's was closest to…"
Feb 20, 2012
John Syme commented on Mary Scott's group Widowed folk
"I guess its all relative to what one is conditioned to.  I felt it worth the drive just to come out of the isolation of my humble abode for a few hours.  Tomorrow is the first day of meeting with anyone and getting myself connected through…"
Feb 20, 2012
John Syme commented on Mary Scott's group Widowed folk
"I had to drive from South Tallcree 40 minutes to Fort Vermilion just to get a Cellphone connection and Wireless Internet connection.  We are in a dead zone it seems where I am living.  I spent my first night there last night, still…"
Feb 19, 2012
John Syme commented on Mary Scott's group Widowed folk
"I have arrived at my new Community of Chief Tallcree First Nations.  Will settle in to my digs tomorrow.  Very basic but do-able.  Needs some elbow grease.  We are located a 4 hour drive North of Slave Lake, and about an hour…"
Feb 18, 2012
John Syme commented on Mary Scott's group Widowed folk
"Read "soil" for "soul".  freudian slip?"
Feb 17, 2012
John Syme commented on Mary Scott's group Widowed folk
"Good morning all.  It is 7 AM in Edmonton as I write.  I arrived here last night around 7 PM local time after 12 hours of travel.  The roads were dry, very straight, (the prairies) and the sky was azure blue all day.  I could…"
Feb 17, 2012
Ina Mechlinski replied to John Syme's discussion Widowhood and Divorce are both traumatic Losses of Relationships. Is it possible to start new relationships without comparisons to past ultra positive or ultra negative memories? in the group 50+ dating crowd
"Why has there been such a long, silent phase to this discussion?   Are we all just giving up to find another soul mate, another true friend? "
Feb 16, 2012
John Syme commented on Mary Scott's group Widowed folk
"Well after 3 days driving I am resting up for the night in Moosomin Sask.  Thats 2 hours East of Regina.  I was slowed down a bit by a snow squall over Winnipeg.  Technically I'm 3 hours of driving slower than my journey out this…"
Feb 15, 2012
John Syme commented on Mary Scott's group Widowed folk
"Thankyou all for your prayers.  I will keep you posted on each leg of the journey as well.  I estimate 4 days traveling, but am allowing for 5 to include stormy weather.  Don't worry Lynne I will be well prepared for the cold…"
Feb 11, 2012
John Syme and alexander Mollison are now friends
Feb 9, 2012
John Syme commented on Mary Scott's group Widowed folk
"Well my friends it has happened.  Finally I have had an offer to go and teach in a Native community again.  Monday morning I will be headed to a Community close to Fort Vermillion Alberta, which is a 7 hour drive North of Edmonton.…"
Feb 9, 2012
John Syme commented on Mary Scott's group Widowed folk
"The problem with us "Lucky Men" is that so often we are so full of ourselves we don't truly appreciate what we have in our spouses after a lifetime of 35 years (as in my case) until we lose that someone.  Even after her being…"
Jan 23, 2012
John Syme received a gift from Barbara Ann MacMahon-Firestone
Jan 20, 2012
John Syme commented on Mary Scott's group Widowed folk
"Happy New Year all. Sounds trite to you Cynthia, because of the tragic news that tends to spoil optimism more than a little. Let me share this "Little Miracle" story with you Cynthia.  When Maria (my late wife) was first Diagnosed and…"
Jan 13, 2012
John Syme commented on Mary Scott's group Widowed folk
"Thank you all.  May 2012 be better than you could ever hope it to be."
Jan 2, 2012

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Mini-farming, walking, reading, movies, singing, dancing,
Music, Animals, people, My voyage of discovery about life.
Favourite Music
Blues, C & W, Classics, Light classics, Oldies but Goodies
Favourite TV Shows
NCIS, Jeopardy
Favourite Movies
AVATAR, A Knight's Tale, Anything John Wayne-ish.
Favourite Books
Conversations with God, Tipping Point, Blink, Anything by Lynn Mctaggart, Byron Katie, Bruce Lipton, Candace Pert et al.
About Me
A retired Educator in Ontario since 2004, I'm now about to embark on a new Teaching Career in BC. I've contracted to serve as the Special Ed. Resource Teacher at Bella Bella on Campbell Island. I've been practicing as a Psychotherapist specializing in Trauma / Grief Therapy using CB counselling and Hypnosis. (I also train others to become Hypnotisits.) I am still in awe relative to how much I've learned about life by raising a few chickens, turkeys, and ducks, and now a new puppy I call Shadow because he sticks to me like one.

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At 10:33pm on January 20, 2012, Barbara Ann MacMahon-Firestone gave John Syme a gift
John, Happy New Year:  Are you living in B.C. or in Ontario.   I would love to meet you as I feel you are a true, genuine, special spirit in  Universe.   . Barbara Ann
At 1:45pm on December 1, 2011, Violet said…


At 5:34pm on June 27, 2011, Barbara Ann MacMahon-Firestone said…

Wow, John that is something.  Is that box from the Artic or are you an atrist?

What do you think about Lord Black - back in the saddle again!

I think Barbara put him there - prior to meeting her he never lived that life

style.  She warned his first wife not to take the children back to Canada for

the summer!!!!!  Her Creed is Greed.  Take care, Barbara


At 1:17pm on June 25, 2011, Cynthia said…

Well hello John.

I arrived back in Canada a maonth ago.

 You must also be home by now and I hope settling back into the daily routine.

Weather here is disgusting.

I loved the work that you did with the local people, the woodwork is fantastic.

You seem to have brought such a gift to them and then they to you, what a priceless journey you have been on, something I am sure you would not have missed for the world.

I believe we are placed in other peoples lives, if only for a short moment, to enrich our souls.

Your photographs are stunning, love the one of the burning fire. You should get that one framed and offer it to others. I would buy it!!!!!!

Anyway welcome back and hope you have a wonderful Summer


At 8:51am on January 19, 2011, Stan said…

Good Morning John

I have been cooresponding with Heidi, and found your name. I have checked your page and looked at your pics and am very impressed. You must be a very busy man with your post retirement jobs. I give you a great deal of credit for giving back and helping out people who really need it.

I think the pics of your dogs are fantastic...of course, I'm a dog lover, cat lover...I guess I just enjoy all animals. If humans could be more like animals, I think that the world would be much better off.

I hope that you have a great day and wish you nothing but health, happiest and much friendship for 2011

Hope to talk to you soon




At 11:25am on January 15, 2011, Heidi Banerjee said…

Whatever is sent via message is probably hidden.Would I find your email address in my inbox?


At 3:01pm on January 13, 2011, Heidi Banerjee said…


Are you about to learn their native tongue?(if they are capeable of speaking it themselves)

At 2:20pm on January 13, 2011, Heidi Banerjee said…

If you like,can  you tell me a little more about the people and how you live there?Where are your dogs while you are gone?

Are you close to the Whale watching station?

The youngest daughter of Thomas Mann was-I think-the initiator.Can you post a few photos of the area where you are just now?



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