Do not disappear into silence. Huge fluorescent orange sign at the entrance to the Brooklyn Museum. His story was compelling. The young man stepped into the subway car and shared his story. He walked with a noticeable limp and his clothes looked the worst for wear but there was a dignity about him that … Continue reading Postcard from New York: Voices of New Yorkers
Letting go is a difficult skill to acquire, and yet we are offered no option but to practice. Francis Weller Dealing with loss is difficult. This past summer the challenges came in bunches. I don’t know why but they did. We would begin to get over one thing and suddenly be in the throes of … Continue reading The Summer of Letting Go
How we spend our days is how we spend our lives. Annie Dillard There are some experiences in life, they haven’t invented the right words for. Lisa Kleypass I am now in my second month in New York and beginning to feel like a local: it’s much easier getting around the city (strangers have even … Continue reading Postcard from New York: Doing What I Love to Do
When in Rome do as the Romans Do Proverb Following the rules is not what we do. New Yorker Now that I have been in New York about three weeks, people are asking if I am settling in. Settling in is a relative term and means different things for different people. For me, it is … Continue reading Postcard from New York: Settling In
…this path, this road that is one perfect straight line even if it goes around the world through heat and fog and rain and snow and it’s my life I keep thinking. It’s my life. Deborah Keenen Dreaming after all is a form of planning. Gloria Steinem Sometime ago, months in fact, someone asked me … Continue reading Changing Paths: To New York!
Summer time….and the livin’ is easy… Ella Fitzgerald Now that we are into summer, it’s time to crank out those summer tunes you love. Some people have summer reading lists but there’s a lot to be said for a summer song list. I went on line to find the summer songs for 2018 and … Continue reading Hot Fun in the Summertime!
My story flows in more than one direction. Adrienne Rich The way you tell your story to yourself matters. Amy Cuddy Each of us has a story. I believe we begin to craft this story from a very early age and make it our own. The story may not be accurate but it reflects what … Continue reading What is your story?
More than two months have passed since the tragedy on Yonge Street in which 10 people were killed and many more injured by a lone driver of a van. I received a number of comments on the blog I posted about that dreadful day and wanted to share some of those thoughts. April 23, 2018 … Continue reading Postscript: Tragedy on Yonge Street
All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone. Blaise Pascal How we spend our days is how we spend our lives. Annie Dillard I get distracted by bright shiny objects. It wasn’t always this way but it is increasingly so now. In fact my ability to focus for … Continue reading Distracted…
We are stronger together. Resident of Toronto It is now a week since the van attack on Yonge Street- a tragedy that is incomprehensible and yet chillingly real. This is not the Toronto I know. So much has been expressed by many -through their words, their actions, and their presence. We must bear witness to … Continue reading Tragedy on Yonge Street