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”

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”

Songs For The People

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper lived an extraordinary life during extraordinary times. Born in Baltimore in September 24, 1824 and orphaned at an early age, she was destined to become a prominent abolitionist, temperance and women’s suffrage activist. She used poetry to advocate for a compassionate society. “Songs for the People” speaks of embracing a spiritContinue reading “Songs For The People”

An Encounter at Olympic Village

“How fleeting are all human passions compared with the massive continuity of ducks.” Dorothy L. Sayers. Olympic Village, located in Southeast False Creek, is one of the greenest communities in the world, making Vancouver a leader in sustainable development. Olympic Village, as its name implies, was originally designed to house the athletes and officials ofContinue reading “An Encounter at Olympic Village”

At Set of Sun

Vancouver has experienced a historical heat wave these past couple of weeks. Walking in the early evenings at sunset has been refreshing after the heat of an afternoon sun. My latest reading adventure is “A Secret Sisterhood: The Literary Friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, and Virginia Woolf” by Emily Midorikawa and EmmaContinue reading “At Set of Sun”

Peter Owusu-Ansah at the Broadway-City Hall Skytrain Station

“I am a Deaf visual artist. Being Deaf, I experience life in a profoundly visual way. I believe that seeing is a language in itself, because seeing anything can produce reactions like any language does.” Peter Owusu-Ansah There is a new art installation by Peter Owusu-Ansah located at the Broadway-City Hall Skytrain Station. The coloursContinue reading “Peter Owusu-Ansah at the Broadway-City Hall Skytrain Station”