It happens every year. We know it’s coming. Well, us northern folk do anyway. Yet, every year we seem surprised when it actually hits. And right now it’s just days away… maybe several, but still only days. Snow, snow and more snow. Then of course there’s the shoveling. Lots and lots of shoveling. There are some gluttons among us who actually enjoy winter. The warm, woolly socks types. Scarves wrapped up to here and sweaters pulled down to there. They tromp through the snow Read More
Alittle respite from these sultry summer nights…
She stepped off the bus, partially consumed by the exhaust dense in the frigid night air. She was stocky and squat, almost square, her actual shape concealed under a heavy coat. A thick wool scarf knotted at her neck. A hat pulled low, fur ear flaps resting on her Read More
We’ve talked about the pleasures and need for alone time in the past. And I remain a firm believer that spending time alone is a wonderful gift. But is it vaguely possible, as with all good things, that there could, on a rare occasion, be Read More
Charcoal, graphite, granite, smoke, slate, steel, silver, ash, pewter, salt and pepper, Chicago slush, winter sky. No matter what you call it, they’re all shades of grey. And all beautiful, too, (Well, maybe not Chicago slush.) in silk, wool, linen, paint colours and, even, hair. Yes, I am a huge fan of grey hair, in all its glorious shades. And yes, on women, too. Men can do it, why not us? Read More
It seems to be all the rage right now. Adult colouring books are hitting Amazon’s best sellers list. They’ve taken over tables in real world bookstores, Pinterest and Facebook, too. Some of them are pretty amazing, intricate and fantastically detailed, but what exactly has made colouring such a thing these days?
Well, the general consensus is that Read More
I want you to meet my mother. Seven little words. No harm, no foul, right? Well, picture this…
There you are in your perfect little black dress, wearing the earrings he gave you last month. You look fabulous. You’re sitting at your favourite table in one of your favourite restaurants. The two of you enjoy going out for dinner; a chance to catch up and talk. You’ve been dating for Read More
You need to be true to yourself. Find what it is that makes you come alive. Find what is rewarding and fulfilling for you. Reject others’ expectations and do what is authentically you.
Sometimes we forget that we each have our own unique needs, desires, and values. If you can find and live in ways that make you happy, you will be able to live your fullest life. Your wonderful ‘me’ will shine through.