Could someone please turn the lights back on?

Could someone please turn the lights back on?

Has anything changed in your life these past twelve months? I know – really dumb question. More to the point, what still exists of your pre-COVID lifestyle? What habits have been interrupted? What joys have been dimmed? What people and celebrations have been...
Sorry to keep you!

Sorry to keep you!

Have you ever spent a day at a spa? Or a morning or afternoon? It’s very popularity, I think, is that it provides a legitimate slow-down, a break from the routine, an occasion to soak up some pampering, to buck the workaday rush-out-the-door with decadent, scented...
Remember when?

Remember when?

Before words, it’s expressed through loud crying (very loud crying!), red faces and crocodile tears. When words emerge, it’s expressed more distinctly, but no less loudly: “MINE!” and later, in a few more words: “IT’S NOT FAIR!” These are the unpolished, vociferous...
How heavy is that stone?

How heavy is that stone?

Who inspires awe in you? Here’s a (partial and in random order) list of people of whom I am in awe: farmers, gardeners, Olympic medalists, those with PhD’s, First Responders, Medical Personnel, teachers, mothers and fathers, long-time married couples. The best among...
Presenting Prophet Phil

Presenting Prophet Phil

Amid the maelstrom of crises and bitter divisions and inequality and politically charged turmoil we continue to be some of the silliest people on the planet. I mean for an entire day every year national focus swivels to ‘hear’ the prophetic voice of – are you ready...
A fresh-out-of-the-oven, crusty baguette, please!

A fresh-out-of-the-oven, crusty baguette, please!

I have a few quirky tendencies – well, okay, quite a few. One of the insignificant ones is that I don’t do fast food. I know, I know, you’re wondering how I manage, and what planet I may be from. And no, it’s not a Canadian thing. But even as I write I’m reminded...

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