Reflections on Life

Early Morning Moments

Early Morning Moments

This piece was first published at Story Circle Network’s One Woman’s Day blog. One of the great gifts of retirement is the opportunity to wake naturally in the morning when my body is ready. After so many years being jarred awake by the clamour of an alarm–too often after a mostly sleepless night and with my […]

Light Lesson

Light Lesson

I’m behind. It started with having to compile information to provide to our accountant in preparation for tax time. Our returns are complicated as we had a foot in two countries last year. I’ve got a handle on it now but it took a few days of sequestering myself in my office to get my […]

Grasshopper Lessons

Grasshopper Lessons

It seems like almost every day there is some story, some photograph, or some other supposed truth circulating on social media that seems hard to believe. Yet many of these things go viral and intelligent people end up believing the stories to be true.  A by-product of the twenty-first century and the lightening-fast speed with which we […]

Grandma's Cool Stuff

Grandma’s Cool Stuff

We were blessed yesterday to enjoy a brief visit from two of our grandchildren and their mom. What a joy it was to spend time doing simple things like tossing a tennis ball, blow bubbles, and just hang out. These are the things forever-memories are made of. Our grandson was enthralled with a solar-powered butterfly […]

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