Friday, August 25, 2017

“But unless we are creators we are not fully alive. What do I mean by creators? Not only artists, whose acts of creation are the obvious ones of working with paint of clay or words. Creativity is a way of living life, no matter our vocation or how we earn our living.” ~ Madeleine L’Engle, Walking […]

Monday, August 31, 2017

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches Gerry is on his way home from the sea–once they figure out the travel logistics. There is conflicting information about highways and […]

Friday, August 18, 2017

“Silence is like scouring sand. When you are quiet, the silence blows against your mind and etches away everything that is soft and unimportant.” ~ Gordon Hempton I’m dreaming that I am driving toward Weyburn, Saskatchewan to meet my mom when I decide to turn around and go to her house instead. I am anticipating the […]

Friday, August 11, 2017

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” ~ Maya Angelou Spent a restless night after a difficult day. Here we go. Managed […]

Saturday, August 5, 2017

“Ripe vegetables were magic to me. Unharvested, the garden bristled with possibility. I would quicken at the sight of a ripe tomato, sounding its redness from deep amidst the undifferentiated green. To lift a bean plant’s hood of heartshaped leaves and discover a clutch of long slender pods handing underneath could make me catch my […]

Thursday, July 20, 2017

“Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book.” ~ Bill Watterson, The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book It’s a fresh and cool morning. A slight–well, maybe more than slight–breeze is blowing. I’m listening to a few drops of rain on the deck. Rain! How wonderful! Funny how […]