Living in the present…

Some lessons are hard to learn and often harder yet to put into practice. Tragic events over the past several months have put things into perspective. The ill-fated Ethiopian 737 Max 8 crash, the missile downed Iranian flight, and this past Sunday a helicopter carrying a beloved athlete, his daughter and seven others crashed into… Continue reading Living in the present…

Off to market…

This quote from Richard Branson is almost amusing.   As we know,  Sir Branson has been very successful in business, but I agree that the best pay off for an entrepreneur is to have it both ways. Finding that delicate balance is the tricky part.  When I had my boutique, I confess that it was always… Continue reading Off to market…

Snow falling…

    I often hear people grumbling about the weather,  exclaiming "why would you live where you have to shovel snow, protect yourself from freezing winds and drive on icy roads?"  And I'm sure the airports are busy this week with weather wary travellers wanting to escape, as the mercury drops into the -30'sC.  … Continue reading Snow falling…

Re:Plenish…

  By now, I'm hopeful that most people believe in the science of climate change.  All you have to do is turn on the news on any given day, in any corner of the planet and you will witness some horrific crisis.  Due to extreme heat, wind and drought, we've seen the devastation in Australia… Continue reading Re:Plenish…

The New Year’s Concert…

  The PBS broadcast of the New Year's Concert at the Musikverein in Vienna is the icing on the holiday celebrations. The Vienna Philharmonic performance of the New Year's Concert has been a musical tradition since December 31, 1939. My love of classical music began when I took a university music history course. I naively… Continue reading The New Year’s Concert…