July 11, 2020
Local blue jays have discovered a forest nesting site they love: under our deck, on top of the floodlights by our basement door. It isn’t what we thought the lights were for, but I celebrate creative survival. Imagination is a great inventor. Repurposing is a beautiful art form.
I watch for the jays’ annual arrival. It’s hardly stealthy, given their raucous voices. While constructing their nest, though,… READ MORE
June 27, 2020
I wrote the following blog 2 years ago. The topic of being LOST seems relevant today. Everything from the discourse around me to my daily routine has changed. I am hopeful for the future that we will co-create through the deep respect and honouring of one another and our planet, and yet, the road there seems uncertain, and at times, I feel lost. I reread the wisdom that the cobbled streets of Italy gave me years ago,… READ MORE
June 13, 2020
Memories of my mother will soon go soft around the edges. They’ll become as dreams and black-and-white photos, once prescient and still present, but inevitably beginning to fade. Given time’s passage, they will begin to miss living dimensions, and then rejoin the earth.
Nothing is wrong with that. Memories have their tenure, just as lives do. Grief and gratitude are inherently as transient as all of us who feel… READ MORE