Winter at Dusk

It was dusk, And I decided to wander off the beaten path, the one that was taking me safely back home, without much adventure. I came across tiny footprints imprinted in the soft snow, and followed the clues to a large open field, guided by trees reaching into the sky, striving to be none other [...]

When I was 80…

I just got home from Chapters - I spent the afternoon there reading. I have exactly three weeks before my next book club meeting on the 21st, and my goal is to read the whole book at Chapters (can't buy them all!). The book selection for this month is "Stay With Me" by Ayobami Adebayo. It's [...]

Keep Calm and Skate On

Yesterday afternoon I went skating near my house at the Kanata Beaver Pond. There is something about the motion of skating that is meditative, going around in circles, over and over and for some reason never wanting to stop. I even played with the hockey stick and puck that were left there by some kids, [...]

As It Should Be

Often times we think that things should be different than they are. 'If only' this wasn't happening right now, or if that person acted differently, then we would feel better, happier, more fulfilled. Something that I try to remind myself of is that everything is exactly as it should be. There is perfection in the [...]

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 – Writing into the sky. Count the spirals on a pinecone: Eight, thirteen, or twenty-one; Knowingly, they turn to the centre, while Fibonacci’s rabbits [...]