Earth Day 2022 – Invest in our Planet

April 22, 2022, the world commemorates Earth Day.    Earth day is both a celebration and a call to action.  Jane Goodall’s message landed in my inbox this morning confirming that this Earth Day, “it’s more important than ever for us to understand that every individual makes a difference.” Climate change, sustainability, preserving and protectingContinue reading “Earth Day 2022 – Invest in our Planet”

The Lady by Sculptor Myfanwy MacLeod

The Lady stands at the corner of Lonsdale and 13th in the heart of North Vancouver. Whenever I pass by this magnificent creature in bronze, I pause for a few minutes to read the plaque at her feet and say a few words of greeting. I mirror her gaze towards the Burrard Inlet and allowContinue reading “The Lady by Sculptor Myfanwy MacLeod”

Shimmer Time by Aliya Orr

“I hope the work inspires people to take a minute off their screens and to take in the world around them. The small details: subtle shifts of light, subtle shifts of colour. These small things that transform the world around us.” Artist Aliya Orr Shimmer Time,’ a 90-metre sculptural light artwork was unveiled at theContinue reading “Shimmer Time by Aliya Orr”

Sarah’s Gift

My sister, Sarah, and I receive the same “Poem-A-Day e-mail, which is a great way to start to a new day. On New Year’s Eve, I received a text from Sarah alerting me to a poem that had come to her inbox. The poem had arrived a few days before Sarah’s text. With our recentContinue reading “Sarah’s Gift”

Sonnet 73 That Time of Year with William Shakespeare

This is the season of changing colours and winds of winter’s coming. It is a perfect time to read Sonnet 73 by William Shakespeare, which uses natural metaphors of decline and decay to speak of aging and transitions. Autumn, fading sunset, twilight, and glowing fire remind us that love grows stronger, more profound as weContinue reading “Sonnet 73 That Time of Year with William Shakespeare”

Walking The Grand Boulevard

The autumn season has arrived, and the vibrant colours surround me as I walk the Grand Boulevard in North Vancouver, once known as “The Broadest City Avenue in America”.   The Grand Boulevard was featured as the North Shore’s Own Champs Elysées.   This story begins in 1908, when the North Vancouver Land and ImprovementContinue reading “Walking The Grand Boulevard”