And They Lived Happily Ever After

Meghan and Harry got married this weekend. Good for them. My news feeds have been inundated with reports about the future Princess and Prince. Being a Canadian and part of the Commonwealth countries I’ve grown up with the influence of royalty my entire life, so I’m not that excited about it, but I am happy […]

The Proof Is In The Pudding

I grew up with Bill Cosby.  It was inconceivable back then to imagine his legacy would be one of sexual assault and possibly jail time. He is now a frail old man, and there are others like him, but unlike Cosby, they have not stood trial for their history of sexual offences. Men who took advantage […]

A Love Lost

I draft this note while reminiscing about the times we spent together.  You were lovely.  I came to know my way intimately around you. The boundaries surrounding my life were crystal clear when you were part of it.  Why did you have to go? Remember when we first met?  It was the early sixties.  A time […]

I Crushed Lent

Best Lent Ever! For those not clear on what that is, it is a practice to mark Christ’s 40 days in the desert. There are lots of ways to recognize the tradition from 40 days of fasting to 40 days of performing acts of kindness. I don’t regularly practice Lent, but curiously this year I […]

Reclaim, Refashion, Rejoice

I have frequented second-hand stores my entire life. They’re fun offering unique items that are inexpensive. You need several things to shop vintage/secondhand. The desire to hunt, a great pair of eyes, to source out tears and holes from previously dining moths, a knowledge of brands, including those that are high end, and a great […]

All Aboard!

I saw a piece on television featuring an Anglican priest standing outside a train Station on Ash Wednesday in Toronto.  Several people aware that it was the start of lent, approached him as he was holding ashes.  He was stunned by the traffic that came his way as he applied the grey dust on those […]

Happy Valenmas

Valentine’s, like Christmas, needs to be every day. We tend to go out of our comfort zone around Christmas feeling more extroverted because of the word – Christmas. Instead, one might consider establishing a daily practice of generosity and kindness. The same is true for Valentines. Love is every moment of every day. That’s the […]