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 into…

Sunday Evening Reflection: Traveling the Ocean with Icebergs

Bay Bulls is a small fishing town in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. This is where we boarded the fishing boat that would take us to see the majestic icebergs that drifted along the far off horizon. Camera in hand, I breathed deeply of the bracing fresh air and felt the heady excitement…

Listening to Our Voice

“One advantage of talking to yourself is that you know at least somebody’s listening.” Franklin P. Jones, Reporter & Humorist Most discussions about listening are centered on listening to another person.  Rarely, do we consider are capacity to hear our own voice. Many times, we believe others before we trust our judgment or intuition. How…

It Really Is Simple

“Before God we are all equally wise – and equally foolish.” Albert Einstein Equality is straightforward.  Winston Churchill once said, “All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honour, duty, mercy, hope.”  Equality is one of those single words that embodies a “great” concept that appeals…