Category: Attitude of gratitude

Create your own recipes

The house reeked of garlic because I didn’t know the difference between a clove and a bulb. The mashed potatoes were a gluey mass. The chocolate cake looked like an exploded volcano, but at least it had plenty of cracks…


Daring to love again

Robin&Cathryn Oct 06025

When I posted a link to my review of Succulent Wild Love: Six Powerful Habits for Feeling More Love More Often on December 9th, I said I’d only read the book because of its authors. I’m in a strong relationship…


Small miracles

This business of being an introvert can be very tiring...but it is not a choice. It is a birthright.

Wahoo! I’m exhausted but flying high tonight. Why? Because I sold a lot of books today. My partner, Robin, spent the whole time with me, from 10:15, when we left home, to 3:15, when we arrived back here again. He…


Saying goodbye to Al


We all say goodbye in our own way. Al died too soon. He was born in 1942. If cancer had not quietly eaten away at him, then burst into full and frightening control, he would have been checking his calendar…


Re-visiting home


I’ve just come in from an evening walk along the waterfront. One of the resident great blue herons sat on a concrete embankment, contemplating his dinner prospects in the water below. Along the bridge I stopped to see if the…


Traveling with death

Robin in Port Elliot

“I hope I see you again,” she said. We stopped last night to say farewell to a couple who are high on our list of favourite people. When we said our goodbyes, Jill spoke the six words that struck me…


My heart is a puddle

My first chance to hold Sunday. Notice her t-shirt - Tutu is my grandmother nickname for this little one

It’s an old saw, “If I’d known how much fun grandchildren would be, I’d have had them first.” In my case, things worked out that way. I’ve never had children. That’s a long story with some sad chapters, but what…


The good news is…hair grows

Wild haircut

I figured I should get my hair cut pretty short so that it would be wash-and-go for my trip to Australia. I had a coupon for a nearby hair salon and walked over this morning to get my unruly hair…

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