Just a Spoonful of Sugar

Just a Spoonful of Sugar

We may hear someone say: ‘that’s icing on the cake,’ meaning something unexpectedly beneficial/providential/pleasant has come their way. We might say, when something unexpectedly negative/ominous/disagreeable has just occurred: ‘wouldn’t that peel the icing right off...
Broken Circles

Broken Circles

Let’s talk about funerals, no one’s go-to conversation starter over coffee. While the death of a friend or loved one is one of the most challenging events of a lifetime, plunging us into a season of grief and sorrow and emotional turmoil, chilling us with its savagery...
What will this lot become, I wonder?

What will this lot become, I wonder?

One day I’m driving along and notice the promise of new things to come. There’s a SOLD sign on the treed parcel of land that’s been for sale for a long time. A thrill of expectation hits me and I instantly begin dreaming of what is about to happen. Something new....
Thrown Down Stones

Thrown Down Stones

As he was leaving the temple, one of his disciples said to him, ‘Look Teacher! What massive stones! What magnificent buildings!’  ‘Do you see these great buildings’, replied Jesus, ‘Not one stone here we be left on another, everyone will be thrown down.’ (Mark...
Wanna hang out sometime?

Wanna hang out sometime?

Calvin had Hobbes. Bonnie had Clyde. Dorothy had Toto, the Lion, the Scarecrow and the Tin Man. Frodo had Sam. Peanut Butter still has Jelly. Tightknit relationships, all. Like moths (and all flying insects) to a flame, or our front door light, we naturally gravitate...

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