Life is fragile, so don’t waste it

Life is fragile, so don’t waste it

“Life is really, really, ridiculously, annoyingly, infuriatingly, terrifyingly fragile.” So says Katie Hawkins-Gaar, a writer and journalism consultant…and young widow. Her husband Jamie died in 2017, collapsing less than a mile from the finish line of a half marathon...
Life is short; eat the shortbread

Life is short; eat the shortbread

In my house, Christmas isn’t Christmas without shortbread cookies, made with my mother’s recipe. Almost all of us have food traditions for family gatherings, especially during the holidays. Some of the food is expected, even demanded. Not all of the dishes are...
Life is short (a Christmas tale)

Life is short (a Christmas tale)

This last month of the year – when many of us are getting ready for family gatherings, yet others lose or are estranged from loved ones – maybe you are reminded, as I am, that life is short. My own preparations for Christmas always bring to mind a tradition that...
Why walk when you can fly?

Why walk when you can fly?

Our neighbourhood is atwitter (sorry) with robins this spring. One scurried along the sidewalk ahead of me the other day, tiny legs flashing, just edging out of my way. “Why would you walk when you can fly?” I wondered. It suddenly hit me that we could ask ourselves...