Small Beginnings

I am not a gardener. At all. My dream house would have no green space to maintain at all…or, better yet, I’d win the lottery and be able to pay someone to maintain it all for me! Nevertheless, I awoke this morning determined to give my full attention to the sad looking flower beds surrounding the house. After … More Small Beginnings


There are few things I enjoy more than being out in nature, especially when the weather is lovely and the prevalence of pesky insects is low. Such was my recent experience on the shores of Lake Ontario. It was a picture-perfect day. Temperatures in the low seventies. Brilliant sunshine against a cloudless sky. As I … More Unaware

The Rising in the Sky

Every morning, I follow the same routine. Shut off the alarm clock. Turn on the light. Clamber down the steps. Get a cup of coffee. Savor the first sips of the steaming cup, draw back the dining room curtains, and look out at the stars. And, just as predictable as my routine, every clear morning, a velvety-black, star-lit … More The Rising in the Sky

Do You Ever Wonder?

“To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour.” – William Blake, Auguries of Innocence Wonder. The hallmark of childhood. The antagonist of reason. The antidote to cynicism. The root of all worship. The missing element in … More Do You Ever Wonder?