At the Highland Games ScotFestBC

“It’s said the Highland Games originate from Ireland in 2000 BC and that they crossed the water to Scotland with the fourth and fifth century migrations of the Scotti into Dalriada (Argyll) and beyond. Scotland.org The Highland Games is one of Scotland’s oldest and most treasured traditions. It is a celebration of Scottish and CelticContinue reading “At the Highland Games ScotFestBC”

The Drowsy World Dreams On

Welcome to Sunday Evening Reflection. Tonight I want to introduce the poet, Walter Everette Hawkins, who was born around 1888 in North Carolina. He is the author of Chords and Discords (The Gorham Press, 1920). While his career was as a mail clerk in the post office of the City of Washington, he is known and rememberedContinue reading “The Drowsy World Dreams On”

The Legacy of Terry Fox

“Anything’s possible if you try” Terry Fox Simon Fraser University Campus was quiet today, but there was already a feeling of celebration. Spring convocation will be held in the coming days. The Simon Fraser University bagpipe band will lead the Class of 2022 procession to Convocation Mall, an open air auditorium. I found myself standingContinue reading “The Legacy of Terry Fox”

Walking in Nature with Myra Viola Wilds

This past week, I discovered the poet, Myra Viola Wilds, when her poem “Thoughts” came flying into my inbox. This is the poem that came to me as I walked a forest path on Burnaby Mountain. I find that walking in nature is a form of meditation that encourages reflection. It is a time forContinue reading “Walking in Nature with Myra Viola Wilds”

Ampersand by Ricky Alvarez

“Life is nothing without friendship.” Marcus Tullius Cicero I often use the ampersand in my writing, but I never thought to consider the origin of this symbol, until I encountered Ricky Alvarez’s sculpture, Ampersand. The ampersand (&) is an ancient symbol that can be traced back to the 1st century A.D., to Marcus Tullius CiceroContinue reading “Ampersand by Ricky Alvarez”

I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now!

A few weeks ago I received Sally Cronin’s invitation to participate in a series of posts that would explore the idea of “I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now!” Sally Cronin writes: “I am sure like me, there have been times when you have wondered what difference might have been made to yourContinue reading “I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now!”