We May Not Always


We may not always be near one another, but I think about you often. We may not always agree, but I always respect your opinion. We may not always want the same things, but I love your creativity. We may not always be equal, but I look up to you in awe. We may not always enjoy […]

O Canada My Canada


O Canada My Canada   The wind blew my kind ashore, but the native maples were here long before. We are the settlers of settlements, the villagers of villages. That is what we are. Canada … a village of settlements; a nation. Lower and Upper. West and East. North and South. French and English. Indigenous […]

The Tree Hugger


Life can be like an oak tree, with its bountiful or at times sparse acorn crops. Some animals will survive on an oak’s annual output … or, due to a dearth of acorns, they may not survive at all. But each year, the oak tree is there, full of memories from previous harvests, standing tall, […]

For every fall there is a spring in our step

A tree right outside my front window ... inspired me to write the words above.

I hope the sun’s rays are delightfully breezing across the soft pigment of your face on this fine Fall day and that you pause — just for a fleeting moment — to reflect on the beauty that is the changing of the guard on our treasured Canadian arbors. ‘Tis a season that smacks of irony; […]

Two Very Incredible & Courageous Women


I wouldn’t call the two incredible and courageous women in this story ‘good friends’ with me nor are we ‘best friends’, but we’re certainly not ‘bad friends’ or ‘former friends’, so let’s just go with the fact we’re ‘connections’ and leave it at that. The purpose of this story is to share, to enlighten and […]