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”

Recuerdo by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Vancouver has two water taxi companies that run up and down False Creek, cross-crossing each other with graceful ease. The pilots seem to have a special language that only they know. From Hornsby Street and Granville Island to Spyglass Place and the Plaza of Nations, these taxis carry visitors from across the world, as wellContinue reading “Recuerdo by Edna St. Vincent Millay”

Earth Day 2022 – Invest in our Planet

April 22, 2022, the world commemorates Earth Day.    Earth day is both a celebration and a call to action.  Jane Goodall’s message landed in my inbox this morning confirming that this Earth Day, “it’s more important than ever for us to understand that every individual makes a difference.” Climate change, sustainability, preserving and protectingContinue reading “Earth Day 2022 – Invest in our Planet”

The Crystal Gazer by Sara Teasdale

Winter loves poetry. The daffodils and cherry blossoms have arrived to herald the coming of spring, but Canada loves winter. When I lived in Northern Manitoba we were not surprised when snow appeared in the middle of June. Tonight, in celebration of poetry month, I have returned to a poem I recited on a clearContinue reading “The Crystal Gazer by Sara Teasdale”

FOR ALL TIME – The Shakespeare FIRST FOLIO

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”

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening Robert Frost Whose woods these are I think I know.His house is in the village though;He will not see me stopping hereTo watch his woods fill up with snow.My little horse must think it queerTo stop without a farmhouse nearBetween the woods and frozen lakeThe darkest evening ofContinue reading “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”