Category Archives: Philosophy

Fire!

Dear Vi, It’s foggy this morning. Outside my window, wisps of fog stream past like smoke from a chimney. Wait… maybe it really is smoke.  I get up to check. Nope, it’s fog. Relieved, I take another sip of coffee. … Continue reading

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Watching the laundry dry

My favourite room in the house is my covered porch. It’s a living room, dining room, library and laundry room and solarium all rolled up into one special space. Today it’s the laundry room. I don’t have a clothes line … Continue reading

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Y: Yukon meditation

In 2012 I did a series of one minute films that I called “one Yukon minute.” The idea was to spend one minute in meditation, looking at a photograph…except it would be a living photograph, with movement and sound. Serene. … Continue reading

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F: Firewood at Fox Lake

A couple of years ago I started making little one-minute vignettes. I called them meditative moments. A chance to sit and relax, rest your mind and gaze at a meditative moving picture. Here is last November 18, 2012. Getting ready … Continue reading

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Enter the MOOC: free online education

“You can go downtown,” I used to say to my son, “but you can’t just hang. You have to have something to do.” I abhorred the thought of my kid just hanging around Main Street, looking bored.  I’ve felt sort … Continue reading

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Thankful for Rick Rack: The Simple Woman’s Day Book, January Edition

Today I am taking part in The Simple Woman’s Daybook. I haven’t done it for awhile. Today seems like a good day for it. Check out the link to see what other simple women are up to today. And if … Continue reading

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A moment of silence

I was able to spend a few quiet moments at the National War Memorial today, my second to last day in Ottawa and the day of Corporal Cirillo’s funeral in Hamilton. It was a very moving experience. I am posting … Continue reading

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Dear Maya Angelou

Dear Madame Angelou, I was so sad to hear of your passing this morning. Perhaps your physical presence has moved on, but your influence will be with me forever. The words of your poem, Phenomenal Woman, influence who I am … Continue reading

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13 Small Pleasures: a baker’s dozen!

1. The first sips of hot tea over the rim of a bone china mug. 2. Standing on the deck on a spring or autumn morning as the crisp, cool air fills your lungs and the sun warms your face. … Continue reading

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On knowledge, wisdom and a good bullshit detector {Just Write 8}

Good Sunday morning! I am sitting here by my kitchen window, coffee at my elbow and browsing my morning blog posts.  The washing machine and the dryer are both on and I can barely hear the radio over the noise. … Continue reading

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