On Staring Out Windows

On Staring Out Windows

When I was a kid, I spent a lot of time daydreaming. During long drives from/to the nearest big city – where we’d go for movies, mall shopping, book stores, and sometimes doctor’s appointments – I would stare out at passing fields, forests, the...
Finding Focus

Finding Focus

This summer, I spent a lot of time in silence. The deep thrumming quiet of Cole Lake (which took seven short portages and two beaver dam pullovers to get to, ugh) and the stillness of Echo Lake in Whiteshell Provincial Park, reached via the flooded Winnipeg River and...
Hope

Hope

Image by Franz Bachinger from Pixabay Last night I had a dream in which the ground was literally falling out from under me. There we were, J. and I, trying to shore up a gravel floor as the stones kept sliding away. Rest assured, dear reader, that my life is all...
Languishing

Languishing

I’ve been using my phone timer a lot lately. Twenty minutes to load the dishwasher. Twenty minutes to work on editing my printed out manuscript. Twenty minutes to walk the cat around the yard. Twenty minutes to learn some French. Answer e-mails. Go on Twitter. Repeat....