Roland’s Visit to Kanata!

Today was a fun day! I met up with my friend Roland who is visiting Ottawa for seven days. He flew in from Iqaluit on Thursday. His goal is to visit all the provinces and territories before he dies. He's 66 years old, an amazing photographer, and a passionate world traveller. I met him through [...]

A Plummy Spring

Sometimes at the end of my tutoring sessions, I will work with my students to write a poem about a random topic, or any topic that interests them, or about the current season or holiday. The other day, Miraya and I came up with the following poem about spring. She was delighted today when I [...]

Nature by Numbers

Can you see fractals in the treetops? A pattern that knows itself, like the laughing Buddha Meditating under the Bodhi tree. Branch by twig, and twig by branch, Spinning, whirling, multiplying โ€“ Writing into the sky. Count the spirals on a pinecone: Eight, thirteen, or twenty-one; Knowingly, they turn to the centre, while Fibonacciโ€™s rabbits [...]