Hemingway…

  Ernest Miller Hemingway was a "rock star" before rock and roll!  Handsome and charismatic, a gifted storyteller, he dominated any room he entered. Whether you admire his talent or object to the way he lived his life, you will agree it was a colourful life...lived to the fullest.       My fascination with… Continue reading Hemingway…

Another “Zoom” Holiday…

  Who would have ever thought we would be celebrating another Easter in the midst of the pandemic?  Although we are so much further ahead in understanding the virus that has gripped the world, most of us are in some stage of lockdown or restriction. Some are lucky enough to have been vaccinated, but so… Continue reading Another “Zoom” Holiday…

Spring-ish…

    In the northern hemisphere, Spring officially arrived on March 20, along with the promise of longer daylight hours and warmer temperatures. Other signs that Spring is on the way; the geese are back, the birds are singing, and the squirrels are scampering about having a heyday. And after a long, dark winter often… Continue reading Spring-ish…

Sunday Dinner…

    Looking ahead, not too far into the future, we will once again start socializing with friends and family.  I rarely host dinner parties, but I love having my family home for Sunday dinner or celebrating special occasions. Unlike many of you, I have not been honing my cooking skills during the pandemic.  That… Continue reading Sunday Dinner…

Keep Calm and Carry On…

    The slogan, "Keep Calm and Carry On", was one of three messages created in 1939 as part of British wartime propaganda to offer the public reassurance in the event of the war.  Of the three posters issued, the "Keep Calm and Carry On" message was rarely seen during WWII.  In 2000, an original… Continue reading Keep Calm and Carry On…

Aging Gracefully?…

    I love this quotation. Age is just a matter of perception...right? And I love those sayings like 60 is the new 40, 50 is the new 30 etc. In reality, though, aging gracefully is not for the faint of heart...especially when others have opinions about how you should approach the passing of years.… Continue reading Aging Gracefully?…

Ring of Fire…

  Sunday is Valentine's Day... the Feast day of Saint Valentine. This year will be a Covid Valentine's Day, and I'm guessing most of us will not be celebrating the occasion as we would have in past years. Once again, the Coronavirus rules the day... Traditionally, Valentine's Day brings a huge boost to retailers worldwide.… Continue reading Ring of Fire…

Finding inspiration…

Every February 2,  groundhog, Wiarton Willie (Punxsutawney Phil in the USA), pokes his head outside and decides our fate as to whether Spring is around the corner or if we still have weeks buried in snow and freezing temperatures.  At least one of the cable TV networks runs the romantic comedy movie "Groundhog Day" on… Continue reading Finding inspiration…