Winnipeg Floodway

Mikawoz Winnipeg Floodway

Winnipeg Floodway

On a plane trip back to the Winnipeg Airport we flew over the Winnipeg Floodway. Although it seems like it is a river it is just way too darn straight to be one. It is also known as the Red River Floodway and Duff’s Ditch after Premier Duff Roblin after his government implemented it after the disastrous 1950 flood. It has saved countless floods and money in this plains area.

According to Wikipedia, “It was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 2000, as the floodway is an outstanding engineering achievement both in terms of function and impact.”

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How to Stay Sane in a Crazy World

Book Review

Book Review

Book: “How to Stay Sane in a Crazy World” by Sophia Stuart

Book Review by Mary Mikawoz

This book is an exercise of love by the author. The author had been battling cancer. She set upon doing something positive and loving for herself. She used her photographs as inspiration for beauty and reminders of what can be done to take care of oneself while one was battling a disease.


There are three parts of the book. They are in the format of “mornings, afternoons, and evenings.” The morning inspiration section contain short one liners indicating what you can do for yourself like “Dream about far-off lands.” The afternoon perspiration section has a bit more text about tips such as a “Secret Sisterhood.” And finally the last section on evenings exhalation deals with what you can do while battling an illness such as dealing with burnout and making your own kindness kit.


I believe this book would find a good place on a coffee table so that people can peruse the various sections of the book. Otherwise, it might be a thoughtful gift to give to other people who are facing illness and disease. It might help them recover because it reminds people of the good things in life.


I was not financially compensated for this post. I received the book from Hay House for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.