Blessings of Travel

Last night from the balcony of my bedroom in Thessaloniki, Greece, I felt a familiar calling from the long-ago times. I looked over the neighborhood and the city with its stacked dwellings---a very different vision than the city I'm from in Canada. The buildings in front of me felt older than they actually are. I... Continue Reading →

Reflections on a Swimming Pool

Puns The title of this blog post is a shameless pun and it is so very intended because life is about having fun with the little things...annnnnd the big things....annnnnd everything in between. I accept that you may have rolled your eyes. You may have chuckled. I hope that you can forgive me and continue... Continue Reading →

What You Do Matters

Sometimes, we have no idea the impact we could have on someone. I do understand that we are all connected in someway or another and I accept that as a human truth. It's comforting. But besides knowing it, I don't consciously walk around thinking 'making a difference, making a difference, making a difference. However, once... Continue Reading →

Conversations on Memory

Sometimes dialogues hit just right. They teach. They compliment the moment and open doors that were shut. They can be something more than the basic how are you's and I'm fine's. Recently I had a dialogue with a friend that left me with a wistfulness I hadn't felt in a while. Maybe it was the... Continue Reading →

Viral Lessons

I'd like to apologize for lying. I said that I would only make one post about Covid-19 but this is my second post. Sorry. Actually, I think I'm going to throw my dear friend Barbara Bell under the proverbial bus. She came over for an impromptu visit. It's been 24 months since the initial pandemic... Continue Reading →

Reflections, 2021

*A little past the midpoint of January. So, before it's too late, if it's ever too late, here's a little reflection on the last 365 days. 2020. I don't even know. I don't even know. A shit show. A roller coaster. A tumultuous relationship where things were on again, off again. Codependent. A 12 step... Continue Reading →

The Magic of Music

I'm sitting on my couch. It's evening. I'm under a big thick blanket with my lap top on my lap. The fire place is on. Today we had the first slushy, wet, cold snowfall of the season. The song Ola Dika Sou by Giannis Poulopoulos (1968) came on my streamed Greek radio. And everything stopped.... Continue Reading →

Time Traveling my Neighborhood

Restlessness seeped in. My hips and legs ached and my head was full. In what seemed like a counterintuitive decision (sore legs and more walking) I put on my runners and a warm jacket which was sadly still required---and headed outside. I hoped that outside would loosen my limbs and shake the cerebral dust. Just... Continue Reading →

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