Feeling Powerless

We had an interesting experience last week. A massive storm nearby, which fortunately didn’t impact our community directly, knocked out power to a large area. That impact did include our community and surrounding area. When it first went out in the evening, we expected it back on quickly, as usually happens. Not this time. It... Continue Reading →

Keep the light on

For me, the best way to work through my thoughts and feelings is often by writing about them. And so, here I am, one week since I first heard a brief mention of the word “Broncos” on a Toronto Blue Jays telecast. I wasn’t sure exactly what was said, but in no time, I found... Continue Reading →

50 years…wiser?

It won't be long now until I  pass what is considered a major milestone – turning 50 years old. It’s kind of unreal to think that I am that old…that in fact I likely have fewer days in front of me than behind me. It doesn’t feel any different, actually, other than it hurts when... Continue Reading →

Time Marches On

When I was younger, I am sure I scoffed at “older” people who talked about time passing quickly. After all, I couldn’t wait to go to high school. I couldn’t wait to turn 16 so I could drive. I couldn’t wait to be 18 to go to the bar. I couldn’t wait to be done... Continue Reading →

Today is the best day

One of the best ways to fully enjoy life is to live in the present moment. This is not an easy task. There are always things to think about – lists for shopping, chores, planning for tomorrow. Or I look back on the past with regrets or sadness. I miss someone. I miss an aspect of... Continue Reading →

Homemade baked beans with ham

Summertime means campfires, and campfires mean hot dogs and beans. This summer I decided that homemade beans would be a treat over the old standard canned beans. While these can be made without ham, I wanted to experiment using a ham bone, since we enjoyed a bone-in shank of ham and had the bone left... Continue Reading →

Happiness part two

Everyone wants to be happy. We search for ways to be happy. But do we take time to reflect on our happiness, what truly makes us happy, and practice the gratefulness that makes us happy? Living in Mexico has altered my perception of happiness. I have visited city neighbourhoods where people have dirt floors and... Continue Reading →

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