Sonnet 73 That time of year thou mayst in me behold

Welcome to September, the month that leads into the brilliant autumn colours and the warmth of Harvest and Thanksgiving. September has a mellow poignancy that reminds us of the passing of years. Sonnet 73 by William Shakespeare brings forth natural metaphors to signify the coming of old age. We move ever forward in our timelineContinue reading “Sonnet 73 That time of year thou mayst in me behold”


The Shakespeare FIRST Folio is a gift to our world. This is your invitation to join me at the Vancouver Art Gallery to view The Shakespeare FIRST FOLIO. The First Folio was printed in 1623. Mr. William Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories & Tragedies arranged Shakespeare plays into the categories: comedies, histories, and tragedies for the firstContinue reading “FOR ALL TIME – The Shakespeare FIRST FOLIO”

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”

#WarAndPeace2022 Readalong

2022 will be the year of Leo Tolstoy. You are invited guests! Liz Humphreys from Edinburgh, Scotland, and Elisabeth Van Der Meer from Porvoo, Finland will be my companions on this reading adventure. We invite one and all to participate. If you are unable to read War and Peace, you are most welcome to followContinue reading “#WarAndPeace2022 Readalong”

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”

Kindness Kindness Kindness

On November 13th the World celebrates Kindness.  It is an annual event which was first introduced in 1998, by the World Kindness Movement. It all started September 1997, in Tokyo when Japan brought together like-minded kindness organizations from around the world for the first time to establish the World Kindness Movement.  Its mission is toContinue reading “Kindness Kindness Kindness”