Venice, City of Canals

“Venice, it’s temples and palaces did seem like fabrics of enchantment piled to heaven.” Percy Bysshe Shelly Welcome to Venice, Italy where more than 150 canals meander through the city’s historic center.  The most famous is the Grand Canal.  Lined on either side by palaces, churches, hotels, and other public buildings in Romanesque, Gothic, andContinue reading “Venice, City of Canals”

A Week for Friendships…

I captured the essence of Venezia (Venice) in one photo, which I have entitled, Conversation with a Friend.  As we begin a new week, my thoughts turn to friends who have inspired, challenged and encouraged me… This coming week is dedicated to friendships… “Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.” Aristotle

The Safest Course

Every life decision carries some risk.   We weigh the pros and cons; balance the effort against a promised prize.  Even though we want to live boldly, we are likely to favour the safest course.  Perhaps the safest course allows us to excel beyond our imagination. Michelangelo once said, “The promises of this world are, forContinue reading “The Safest Course”

The Untravelled World

 “I am a part of all that I have met; Yet all experience is an arch wherethrough Gleams that untravelled world, whose margin fades For ever and for ever when I move.”  Ulysses – Alfred, Lord Tennyson I first met Alfred, Lord Tennyson when I was in grade 11, long after his passage through this world. The PoetContinue reading “The Untravelled World”