It takes a village…

The photo above was taken by a man from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan while out on a nature walk.  His camera lens captured this Mother Goose watching over "47" goslings.  Knowing that these could not possibly all belong to her, he assumed that she was taking care of the all the goslings while her gaggle of geese… Continue reading It takes a village…

Leaving the nest…

As most regions begin the process of reopening businesses and public places after the pandemic lockdown, is it time for individuals to step through their front doors back into the real world? During the past three months, we've all had more than enough time at home to contemplate what our own futures would look like.… Continue reading Leaving the nest…

Mother’s Day

This will be the first Mother's Day that I will not have my mom here to celebrate with.  Her birthday was always close to or on Mother's day...this year she would have been celebrating her 90th birthday. It doesn't matter how old you are, there is always that person in your life who you can… Continue reading Mother’s Day

Social Distancing…

Social and distance are two words with opposite meanings that usually don't get mentioned in the same sentence. I know social distancing was a phrase completely foreign to my personal lexicon! As the weeks go by, I'm sure you are like me, you're missing your old lifestyle, your friends, your family, and your freedom to move about… Continue reading Social Distancing…

An Unlikely Guest Emerges…

My mom, Judy (author of Apres CC on Whyte), and I were having one of our daily discussions when I inquired, “What are you writing about this week?” She was at a loss; I made of few suggestions as usual (I can’t help myself), to which she replied, "Guest blogger?” This is not the first… Continue reading An Unlikely Guest Emerges…

Switching gears…

Today we were supposed to be halfway to our final destination in California for a month of sun, sea and miles of glorious sand.  Instead, I'm looking out the window of the cafe at a dreary sky with the odd snowflake drifting by.   After all that talk last week about proceeding despite the Coronavirus,… Continue reading Switching gears…

Pause…or proceed

  Has Coronavirus put us all on pause?  Conventions and tradeshows are cancelled, museums and schools are closed, and travel plans changed due to routing closures.  We've been advised to avoid large gatherings of people.  The pandemic is impacting the whole world, threatening the global economy. Japan may have to cancel or postpone the Olympics… Continue reading Pause…or proceed

“Call me Mrs. Darcy” …

It's been a Jane Austen trifecta for me this week and what better way to spend my time?   Sunday was the finale of "Sanditon", a Masterpiece Theatre (PBS) adaptation of an unfinished manuscript by Austen and on Monday I went with friends to see "Pride and Prejudice" (the 2011 Hollywood version) for a one night… Continue reading “Call me Mrs. Darcy” …

Isn’t that romantic…

  There is a subtle difference between love and romance.  Love is something that grows if we are lucky, over a period of time.  We love our partners, children, family, friends, pets etc.  Love is unconditional. Romance is that fleeting butterfly feeling that often strikes unexpectedly.   Romance is elusive.  In a perfect world, we will… Continue reading Isn’t that romantic…