Author Archives: Richard Le Sueur

About Richard Le Sueur

In the past I never considered that I lead an overly interesting life, however I have since learned that "interesting" is very subjective and has a variety of concepts. I have not been much of a dare-devil or thrill-seeker but I have done things and been places that many others have not. It seems that there are those who enjoy my recollecting of these occasions, and that is one of the reasons for this blog. Another reason is to share some of my thoughts because generally, sharing is good. I had a career in Canada's military, have worked for various charities and non profits, had several businesses and now work on a casual basis at a local Royal Canadian Mounted Police detachment. I have lived in Canada literally coast to coast to coast and yet seem to have merely touched the surface of what our country has to offer. I have two wonderful children, and through marriage, have gained two more along with seven grandchildren. I love people and yet spend an inordinate time by myself. I am not shy about saying that I like/respect/admire someone, may offer criticisms of those I don't, but I refuse to badmouth or speak in a derogatory form about anyone. Some of what I say may be thoughtful, some witty, some perhaps silly. Whatever it is, it is all from me. I welcome any who wish to follow me, and I welcome any comments, as long as they are not rude or vulgar, in which case they will be deleted.

A Home From Home

There is a British expression I very much like. It is “a home from home”. To me it feels much more inclusive than the American equivalent “a home away from home”. My “home from home” is 12,980 kilometres from my … Continue reading

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Do We Ever Really Grow Up?

I have always considered that one of the most unfair questions to ask a young person is “What do you want to be when you grow up?”. There are a couple of reasons I believe that question to be unfair. … Continue reading

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Losing Everything

Have you ever thought “what if I lose everything”? In the past I thought of it briefly perhaps and then moved on to something else. Lately though I have considered it much more. In the past couple of years, two … Continue reading

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Work Thoughts

Tonight I’m at work, for the first time in 2017. Some of you know where I work, others do not. It is, or at least it can be, an interesting place where I work. You see, I’m in jail. Since … Continue reading

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Talk About Sporatic

Wowzers! Holy Dingle! Gee Willikers! These could be terms used to describe the proliferation of posts that I’ve had over the past two years. Oh wait, that should actually be the dearth of posts I’ve had over the past two years. … Continue reading

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The Settling In Continues

It has been a few interesting, and busy, days since my last blog post.When I left you last, we had taken delivery of our washing machine.  The installer put it in and hooked it up, it looked fine and we … Continue reading

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Arrived and Getting Settled

After a long, albeit pleasant, flight from Vancouver, we arrived in Hong Kong.  It was early in the morning, just after sunrise, about 23C and quite misty, so not much to be seen.Upon landing, we had a wee walk, a train ride, … Continue reading

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Crossing The Pacific

As I start this blog post we are approximately four and a half hours into our flight from Vancouver to Hong Kong, with about nine hours until our arrival.  It occurred to me that perhaps I should put some thoughts … Continue reading

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The Time Has Arrived

As we are sitting here in the Edmonton airport awaiting the start of the first leg of our journey I reflect on the past few days.  There was a point earlier in the week when the spectre of having to … Continue reading

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Departure Time Approaches

My goodness, we are getting near to the time for our trip. The most obvious sign is that the living room has turned into a staging area for suitcases and the “stuff” that will be going into them.Believe it or … Continue reading

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