March 25, 2017

Sometimes, a particular piece will sit and sit and sit in my studio as I try to figure out what it is trying to tell me.

I can begin a project with a very particular idea only to be influenced, by either the material, the colour, or the shape I am working with, to take...

March 20, 2017

It's already light at 6:30 AM. The last two morning dog walks, I have been able to smell the coming of spring. What a relief. It's mad. It happens every year without fail; I am surprised by it's return.

I can imagine what it felt like, way back when, for the peoples of...

March 4, 2017

It has been 17 days since my last post.  408 hours. In all this time, nothing has happened that I felt the need to share.  I did feel, several times, that I should post something. I questioned whether I had lost the impulse to continue with this year of mindfulness blo...

February 13, 2017

Angus asked me if I wanted anything for Valentine's day.  I said no. I don't want flowers, a valentine's day chocolate or a gift of any kind.  I asked him if he wanted anything, and he also said no.

There is something to be said about having a relationship where ho...

February 6, 2017

In a year of mindfulness, birthdays are hard.

Gift giving is so satisfying. Especially if you find the absolutely perfect item. The whole process is fun: searching for it, wrapping it, hiding it, the great reveal....

Humph....

Yes, I know, you can show your love in other...

February 4, 2017

So, I have made my first unnecessary purchase of the year. It was an exhausting, vacillating, guilt ridden thing, yet I still did it. I bought pink yarn, made in, no, not China, but Turkey. So at least I've got that.

The purchase was actually spurred by Angus saying he...

January 31, 2017

I am so heart broken. I feel such a heavy weight, such a sadness. It's so hard to be a witness to the horror going on in the world right now.

I look at the face of Alexabdre Bissonette, and I can't help seeing my own sons. A young man, with beautiful face, and the decad...

January 28, 2017

I have noticed that there exists a tradition where If someone is sick, or is injured, or retires, or moves jobs, etc.,at a place of work, someone on staff starts a collection in order to buy the person in question a gift. A card of well wishes or condolences makes its...

January 23, 2017

I want to learn how to really listen. So often my default is to speak.

Wouldn't it be wonderful to experience the world like an appreciative ear listens to a classical master piece. To follow the line of emotion and thought carefully without the impulse to build an argu...

January 21, 2017

I only have two things to share:

#1

"Knowledge emerges only through intervention and re-invention, through the restless, impatient continuing, hopeful inquiry human beings purse in the world, with the world, and with each other."

Paulo Freire

#2

https://www.nytimes.com/2017...

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