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I Will Lie Dying

I Will Lie Dying

I will lie dying… unless “I get run over by a bus”, as my mom used to say…i.e, unless my life ends with something accidental/sudden… Likely though, I will lie dying, and I am musing with you about what this has brought up for me.  We’re in this together, for  better or for worse, through thick and...
Let Us All Give Thanks!

Let Us All Give Thanks!

Thanksgiving in Canada comes in October, at a time where there are still Farmers Markets, pumpkins growing in the fields, leaves still on many trees, glowing with glorious color. Often there is crisp, clear air, stunning sunny days,,,moderate temperatures, and the rain hasn’t set in yet. All the above is true this year, and in...
Watch for Mud!

Watch for Mud!

Watch for mud!  A couple of weeks ago I was rollerblading around our glorious Stanley Park.  It was sure to be the last blade for the fall, because there had been wind and wild weather and I expected there would be some leaves and sticks down, and, indeed, this was true. Parts of the trail...
Stories We Tell

Stories We Tell

The stories we tell…thereby by hangs a tale! 🙂  So many learnings, so many contexts, so many teachings come to mind when I think about “the stories we tell”. The inspiration for this post was a talk by Kurt Vonnegut, about the Shape of Stories. Listening to Kurt, whom I find mildly curmudgeonly, but also warmly avuncular...
What's in a Word?

What’s in a Word?

What’s in a word?  I LOVE words… have done for as long as I can remember.  When I was a kid I apparently memorized poems, songs… learned ‘em at kindergarten, or from the nanny next door, and would come home and recite them with great gusto to my parents. (I don’t actually remember this, but...