Under the Cherry Blossoms

It was a fresh spring day 2020 when I read the sign on the garden gate that said “temporarily closed” due to COVID-19. The benches outside the garden had been taken away to encourage social distancing. It was the beginning of something that no one was able to define or categorize. We were heading intoContinue reading “Under the Cherry Blossoms”

April 27, 2020 The Gift of Days

“When the rain comes, I will remember today because I have taken photos to remind me of Spring.” Those were my words on April 27, 2020, when I walked a nature path on a crisp, late afternoon. It was the time when day surrenders its light to the coming night, leaving a mellow hue asContinue reading “April 27, 2020 The Gift of Days”

Canada Day – July 1, 2013

“Courage, my friends; ‘tis not too late to build a better world.” Tommy Douglas, Politician who was voted the Greatest Canadian Canadians joined together to honour Canada’s 146th birthday.   It is our national day to commemorate the July 1, 1867 date of Canada’s confederation. There was plenty of music, laughter, parades and fireworks.  We haveContinue reading “Canada Day – July 1, 2013”

Gone With The Wind

“Yes, I want money more than anything else in the world.” “Then you’ve made the only choice. But there’s a penalty attached, as there is to most things you want. It’s loneliness.” Margaret Mitchell, Gone With the Wind   Today, on June 30, 1936, Gone with the Wind was released to the public with great fanfare.  Continue reading “Gone With The Wind”

The Classical Music Man

“Do whatever you do intensely.” Robert Henri Happy Birthday, Nelson Ackerman Eddy!   Born on June 29, 1901, Nelson Eddy would single-handedly introduce millions of young people to classical music, inspiring many to follow a musical career.  What is remarkable about Nelson was his superstar appeal to both the devoted opera traditionalist and the wildly enthusiasticContinue reading “The Classical Music Man”