We just celebrated the 80th birthday of my Mother. This day is considered by the world to be an important milestone in a person’s life. There are several of my Mothers’ contemporaries, who are also having this birthday celebration. It is this season, when you realize that it is you who are in your fifties, … More What are the reasons?…..
I took a plane ride last week to come out to the Pacific Northwest to see my sons in their house in Oregon. My travels took me from Toronto to Calgary, which reminded me longingly of Denver, then briefly to Seattle, then on into Portland. I try and go the most economical way, so that … More A House becomes a Home…
It can be the most excruciating thing to do.. The simple question of asking someone to help you, just uttering these two simple works makes my tongue feel thick in my mouth, and my saliva pool at the back of my throat. I have so much pride, yup, I do, and I’m like a belligerent … More Asking for help…
The interior of her bedroom was “ all good,” she said. There was a bed, and layers of covers, and an adjoining full bath, with a multi stone colored counter. The walls were a light grey, but the room lacked her warmth and sunny personality. I teased my friend Kathy, that it was like she … More The Transformation….
It can be a very intimidating first impression when you first step first inside the Apple Store. It is a very clinical environment, filled with white spaces, and flat and utilitarian surfaces. What I noticed first off, was the disappearance of the high lit sign at the rear of the store, that proclaimed that … More A visit to the “ Apple Store”
Comfort in life can appear in the most unlikely of places, and in the most uncanny of spaces. Lets just say, for instance, from a certain little rather vivacious red and black polka dotted vw beetle convertible, that in her former glory, sported some flirty, and lengthy black eyelashes on her headlights. Can a car … More Connecting the dots….
It is January the 12th… It would seem like just an unimportant date to many, but for me, this was my wedding date, over 26 years ago. Winter has always been a season I really enjoyed. Perhaps the fields of the white stuff, that I can tromp through, and shovel into big piles, always filled … More Expect the Unexpected…..
There is nothing more awe inspiring it would seem, then stepping outdoors on a quiet night, and raising your gaze upwards to the star filled heavens, and just gulping at the formations that fill up the inky black of night. These lights that blink out their presence boldly and brightly from miles upon miles away … More The Star Of Hope…..
How can it be December ? It seems incredible that the bustle and hustle of the Christmas season is upon us. I’m not sure about you guys, but I certainly am feeling nostalgic, and yes, meloncholy for Christmases of yesteryears. Not sure if that last word was in fact a word, but because I … More The Changing Seasons…..
Staying in a chateau in the Loire Valley, at the “Circle Of Misse,”in France, seems too lofty an experience to even contemplate. The rolling fields, and soft sunlit, and hazy days, set the erratic mind at ease, and allows for creativity to blossom once again , and the senses are reawakened to fresh possibilities. Allowing … More An artful rendering..