A Zen Moment In Autumn

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” Viktor E. Frankl This weekend, I met up with Sarah and Frances for coffee for the first time in three weeks, which included a visit to Park &Continue reading “A Zen Moment In Autumn”

“Answer July” by Emily Dickinson

We have entered the month of September, transitioning to a new season that brings a coolness to the night air, and the last vibrant colours before the coming of winter. Tonight I celebrate all the seasons with a poem by Emily Dickinson. Please join me in reciting “Answer July” by Emily Dickinson. Answer July ByContinue reading ““Answer July” by Emily Dickinson”

The Lady by Sculptor Myfanwy MacLeod

The Lady stands at the corner of Lonsdale and 13th in the heart of North Vancouver. Whenever I pass by this magnificent creature in bronze, I pause for a few minutes to read the plaque at her feet and say a few words of greeting. I mirror her gaze towards the Burrard Inlet and allowContinue reading “The Lady by Sculptor Myfanwy MacLeod”

Sarah’s Gift

My sister, Sarah, and I receive the same “Poem-A-Day e-mail, which is a great way to start to a new day. On New Year’s Eve, I received a text from Sarah alerting me to a poem that had come to her inbox. The poem had arrived a few days before Sarah’s text. With our recentContinue reading “Sarah’s Gift”

Walking The Grand Boulevard

The autumn season has arrived, and the vibrant colours surround me as I walk the Grand Boulevard in North Vancouver, once known as “The Broadest City Avenue in America”.   The Grand Boulevard was featured as the North Shore’s Own Champs Elysées.   This story begins in 1908, when the North Vancouver Land and ImprovementContinue reading “Walking The Grand Boulevard”

Artists in a Rose Garden

“It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.” Maud Hart Lovelace, Betsy-Tacy and Tib Artists in a Rose Garden from Rebecca Budd aka Clanmother on Vimeo. I have always considered the month of June a synonym for roses, for it is in this specialContinue reading “Artists in a Rose Garden”