It is quiet in our little village of 1000. A snowy Boxing Day after the rush of preparation seems fitting. A mid-afternoon walk and simple beauty made it rich. Enjoy!
It was a beautiful spring day in Nova Scotia. The grass was turning green, the sky was blue, and birds were singing everywhere. We were in the picturesque province for a funeral, and a bit of a mini-vacation with family. Being on the go, one night we decided to order pizza from Luigi's- the yummiest … Continue reading Knives, Nonsense, and New Life
My father-in-law is in the hospital. He has multiple medical concerns, perhaps the greatest being the state of his lungs after a lifetime of cigarettes. But the most disconcerting thing is his dementia and decay of mind. A dedicated farmer, "Opa" began his life in Friesland (northern Netherlands). He has always claimed that he started … Continue reading Tissues & Tears
I remember as a child watching a tall office building burn down. I remember the hook and ladder truck reaching for the top and looking so thin and flimsy next to the raging inferno. I couldn't take my eyes off of it. Another time in my childhood, the hay barn of a neighbour burned to … Continue reading Fire!
I love this post from Harper Faulkner about what compels this writer to write- love the conviction, the passion, the modesty, and the gratitude. I hope you enjoyed it too. Maybe we should all have a little Anne Frank near our computers...
I wrote this poem back in 1992, when I was dating my husband. It's a little sentimental, and there are times it maybe didn't ring true, but so far, our marriage is standing the test of time... I thought I'd share the poem with you today. Thanks to WordPress for the prompt (http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/02/14/cupids-arrow/)! FAITH, HOPE, … Continue reading A Valentine’s Sonnet
Beside my bed is a tall stack. Of books. Some are waiting to be read. Some are too dull to keep reading (like parenting or conflict management), and some have great titles and covers, but I just haven't had time to start them. By the time I get to my bedroom at night, I have … Continue reading My Reading Pile
I went to bed thinking that my next blog post would be about my favourite children's books- Goodnight Moon, Frog and Toad, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Green Eggs and Ham and all the other Dr. Suess books, Caps for Sale, Pippi Longstocking, Anne of Green Gables... And then something happened during the night to help … Continue reading A Tribute to “Little House”
Somewhere in my elementary or middle schooling, I learned about prisms and light, and the colours of the rainbow. I learned a handy mnemonic to remember the order of colours, and I have remembered it long past the unit test: R-red O-Orange Y-Yellow G-Green B-Blue I-Indigo V-Violet I have seen some remarkable rainbows in my … Continue reading Roy G. Biv- Let’s Give Thanks!