Here's a weird little tidbit about me: I've always wanted to run a marathon. That's not weird, you say, Lot's of people run marathons. It's weird because I am not an athletic person and I really don't enjoy exercise. And being mildly asthmatic and having Multiple Sclerosis adds another level of challenge for me, but I've … Continue reading Marathon
"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" — Mary Oliver I read that Mary Oliver, Pulitzer Prize winning poet, recently passed away. I'm not that familiar with her work, so in poking around the internet to see what else she wrote that I may have … Continue reading Words for a New Year
Ever since I can remember (and I can remember waaaay back) I have loved to dance. I have wanted to dance. As a teenager I had a secret nerdy dream of dancing tap. But mine was not the kind of family that could afford things like dance classes and tap shoes. I never even asked. … Continue reading Of Tu-Tu’s and Tap Shoes
Cabin fever. Bronchitis and antibiotics and asthma inhalers. Freezing temperatures (-25C the other night) or huge dumps of snow. Haven't done any writing in weeks. Feeling lonely and exhausted and regretful. An inglorious start to a new year. This is where I'm supposed to bring it all together in some neat little package, 'staying positive' … Continue reading Getting Real
...make a snowman! When I wasn't building snowman today, I was shoveling snow. Mostly the shoveling thing. Oh yes. It kept snowing all night long and that means we had to clear snow 3 times in 24 hours. I don't know what the official snowfall was, but on my deck it was around 24 inches … Continue reading When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade. When life hands you a snowstorm . . .
Today, this is happening . . . I took that picture around 10 o'clock this morning and as I'm writing this it's 5pm . . . we've just finished shoveling/blowing that same amount of snow yet again. Weather Network is predicting 25cm before the day is out (that's close to a foot, for my American … Continue reading Move North, they said. It’ll be an adventure, they said.
The local movie theatre is packed, but there is no movie playing this afternoon. Today we have come for a very different kind of show, for a concert not typical in a venue like this. The violins and cellos are being tuned, musicians are warming up, the eager crowd is trying to find seats. The … Continue reading Bravo!