Musings

Love as a Legacy

Posted on Jun 15, 2019 in Musings


My husband, Richard, and I went to see Rocketman this afternoon, the Elton John biopic. It’s actually described as “an epic musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John’s breakthrough years.” It’s pretty epic, and it’s a musical in parts (which normally I can’t stand — yes, I know, you may unfriend me now — but it was perfect...

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Dear 2017

Posted on Dec 30, 2017 in Musings


Dear 2017,

As we approach the end of the year, I’m a bit out of sorts. I am tired … and feeling more like lemon than lemonade. In short, I am not myself right now.  And I really don’t want to enter a bright and shiny New Year in this way.

And so I have been thinking a lot about how to move out of this funk, and, of course, as always, it is through gra...

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We are all artists.

Posted on Apr 07, 2011 in Musings


I’ve been reading a lot of Seth Godin lately, in particular his blog. Lately, Seth has been pushing us to push ourselves – not to work harder or faster, but rather to work on the things that matter, the things that can make a difference to the way we, and the world at large, think, feel and do. He encourages us to take the risks that must be taken...

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I refuse to expect the worst in people.

Posted on Feb 11, 2011 in Musings

Warning: This is a bit of a rant.

My son lost his iPod Touch on the bus yesterday.  Today, the bus driver returned it to him.  I was not surprised — I was happy, but not surprised.  Others were surprised.

I absolutely refuse to expect the worst in people.

“Ha! Poor girl. Is she ever gonna get used!!”

And sure, I have been used from time to time. But I’d m...

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I’ll take a month of doing better over 12 months of doing the same.

Posted on Dec 30, 2010 in Musings

I’ll take a month of doing better over 12 months of doing the same, any day of the year.

That’s a mouthful, I know.  Let me explain.

For every keen, eager and, OK, sometimes naive person who embraces the New Year’s ritual of setting resolutions for the year ahead, you’ll find a wise, learned and, yes, more pessimistic soul who shakes their head at the...

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Disarmament Made Easy

Posted on Nov 29, 2010 in Musings

I was out walking my dog yesterday, and since it was 4 pm on November 28 in Canada, it was getting dark already.

A young man was approaching me on the path. He had a dark hood over his head and long dark hair.  His eyes were focused on the ground.  He looked if not menacing then, at the very least, brooding.

As I often do in these situations – unless m...

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