Writer Joan Didion Shares Some Life Advice

Snow came to Vancouver for Christmas! On December 30, 2021, the sun came out and pathways in the snow welcomed us to embrace the winter chill. As I walked towards the Vancouver Seawall, I heard my cellphone notification, alerting me to an incoming e-mail from my sister, Sarah. Her message was short and confined toContinue reading “Writer Joan Didion Shares Some Life Advice”

Celebrating Poetry With Frances

Happy Mother’s Day I am celebrating Mother’s Day with my mother, Frances. Although we are, for a time, separated by COVID-19, Frances and I remain connected via technology. Frances introduced me to poetry. Over the years, poetry has been a source of joy and entertainment, a way in which I have learned to feel emotionsContinue reading “Celebrating Poetry With Frances”

Sunday Evening Reflection: Benediction

Over the past months, I have taken my poetry recitation outside. There seems to be a fresh energy that comes when surrounded by the sounds of a vibrant nature scene that thrives within the confines of city life. “Benediction” by Georgia Douglas Johnson was my companion when I came upon a family (gaggle) of CanadianContinue reading “Sunday Evening Reflection: Benediction”

Sunday Evening Reflection: Following the Sunset

Ansel Adams once wrote, “Sometimes I arrive just when God’s ready to have somone click the shutter.” That was the thought that came to mind on an late afternoon, early evening walk a few weeks ago. Spring had finally come. The warmth and fresh winds coming from the ocean had a hint of seaweed andContinue reading “Sunday Evening Reflection: Following the Sunset”

Freedom in the Delay

Whenever anyone brings up the subject of procrastination, they invariably give a nod to Mark Twain who stated with his usual clarity and generous humour: “If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best toContinue reading “Freedom in the Delay”