My Zen Moment – Winter & Spring

Winter and spring come together on the vernal equinox to connect our world. I feel the gentle touch of spring even as winter continues to be in season. The snowdrop has arrived, the winter wind has softened, and the sun is moving toward the vernal equinox that will come one month from today at preciselyContinue reading “My Zen Moment – Winter & Spring”

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”

Sunday Evening Reflection with Mary Jo Malo

  Tonight, as I look out into my city that is embracing the night, I feel a sense of solidarity that comes from the lights that shine in the darkness.  In a time of uncertainty, we continue to meet challenges together, as a community.  In the darkness, there is light. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe onceContinue reading “Sunday Evening Reflection with Mary Jo Malo”

Sunday Evening Reflection – Canada in Winter

Canadian winters are legendary.  Think Snowmageddon St. John’s Newfoundland this past weekend and Edmonton, Alberta’s coldest morning of this century: Wednesday morning (January 15, 2020) when the temperature set a record  of – 37.8 degrees Celsius.  I grew up in Northern Manitoba where the average temperature in January is considered “severely cold.”  So, when VancouverContinue reading “Sunday Evening Reflection – Canada in Winter”

All Aboard

It’s January which means resolution time. And of course, my exercise program is firmly in place, set to begin tomorrow, or the next day or the next.  You know how it is when the winter sets in and the tea, cozy chair and stack of books are in desperate need of our immediate attention. ButContinue reading “All Aboard”

Sunday Evening Reflection – Waiting

“Nature looks dead in winter because her life is gathered into her heart. She withers the plant down to the root that she may grow it up again fairer and stronger. She calls her family together within her inmost home to prepare them for being scattered abroad upon the face of the earth.” Hugh Macmillan,Continue reading “Sunday Evening Reflection – Waiting”