“Be confident with the the guardianship you have over your own life” A few nights ago, when I got out of bed to go to the bathroom, my right leg wouldn’t take my weight. It kept collapsing underneath me. For some reason the quad had suddenly, very suddenly, no warning, gone on vacation. This … More FUTUREPROOFING PART 2 –LEANING INTO PHYSICAL DECLINE

One Step At A Time

I was looking at our living room this morning and my heart sank. I’ve been having a lot of fun messing around with art and drawing apps for my iPad, as well as designing some wedding stationary for my daughter and her fiancee, and I’ve been scattering bits of paper and “stuff” all over the … More One Step At A Time

“A Diamond Is Merely A Lump Of Coal That Did Well Under The Pressure”

Every now and then my daughter sends me something that she has read or heard that she thinks I’ll appreciate. I love this quote she sent me last week. I love it for several reasons: Reason#1   It’s a very powerful image, expressed succinctly and beautifully. Hmmm … diamonds … beautiful, light defracting gems that … More “A Diamond Is Merely A Lump Of Coal That Did Well Under The Pressure”

Sons and Daughters

“Your first swan. Your first day by the sea. Your first walk through a field of spring flowers. The first time you heard and loved Chopin. In sharing your childhood discoveries, I have relived my own.” – Marion C. Garrety My first children were twin boys who were outgoing, funny, gentle, clever and curious. They … More Sons and Daughters

Living in the moment

“Earth’s crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God; But only he who sees, takes off his shoes” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning Yesterday, when Wellington suddenly was thrown into summer, everything seemed brighter and more vibrant. I left home to walk the short distance to the library, stopping to chat to with neighbours … More Living in the moment