Celebrating International Friendship Day

“The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Unsolved Mystery of Leg-in-Boot

The year 1887. They found a human leg trapped in a boot. As the story is remembered, the leg washed up on the shore of False Creek. No one claimed it, even though it was prominently displayed in the local police station for all to view. No one showed up or even appeared to be…

Moving On

There is a time to move on. That is what my grandmother told me many years ago. It is how we move on that makes life interesting, productive, meaningful. We cannot change time, or the season. What we can do is embrace the present, to honour the moments that are given and affirm the poignancy…

Star Watchers

“We came all this way to explore the moon, and the most important thing is that we discovered was the earth.” Bill Anders, Apollo 8 Astronaut We are Star Watchers. When we think of the infinite or question our place in the universe, our first action is to look upward. The sky holds opportunities and…

Happy Canada Day

July 1st is a special day for Canadians. We are celebrating the anniversary of July 1, 1867 when we became a Dominion. The Constitution Act, 1867 (then called the British North America Act, 1867) united our three separate colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick into a single Dominion. Join me on a walk…