A Murder of Jays

I think I just witnessed a murder. We live on the 5th floor of an old apartment.  The stately old trees in the neighbourhood are just about level with my roof.  I’ve gotten to know not just the treetops but the birds who call them home. Early this spring, a pair of Blue Jays moved…

Only the Good

“I’m angry,” he said. “I know.”  I put my hands over his clenched fists. “How did you do it?” I shrugged.  I don’t really know. “Positive thinking?” I ask.   The whole Universe rushes forward to shush me. He growled.  In only the way he can. And that is the last time we talked. See you…

Quarter Back

Sorry folks!  I have been so busy with work and my UofT class that I have not had a chance to write for you and me! Back soon! The Fox

Stray Dog

What do you think happens if you chase a stray dog?  Does running towards that dog allow you to catch her?  Not usually.  They can outrun us with their four legs.  In order to secure the dog, you have to run away from it – preferably in the opposite direction of the street – and…

A Modern Woman’s View of Valentine’s Day

I didn’t have time to write this yesterday – for February 14th – but here it is a day late and a dollar short… My February 14th started at 5:00 AM without me remembering that it was Valentine’s Day.  My work/life balance has been off as I pour myself into hard work and my weeks…

Groundhog Day

February 6th is my own weird version of Groundhog Day, except that it doesn’t necessarily repeat the same cycles… It just throws major events in my way. I fear the day, because it often represents the start of a monumental change. I was christened on February 6th, 1966.  The church later burned down, which really…

Karma

  Warning!  If you have dealt with a profound hurt or loss, this might be a difficult read.  I am just exploring my beliefs and ideas, but I don’t have the answers.  This is my “what if?” experiment and you are allowed to disagree (politely, please). My spiritual self likes to challenge my scientific self…

The Stories We Tell

Humans have evolved because of the stories we tell. We can make fire, make a friend and toast marshmallows, trip on the best path to the honey pot and find God in the gaps. Our lives are run by stories. The Bible is a story. The stories we were told about ourselves in our childhood…

What If?

Apologies to my readers!  As I dive into 2019 with my fearless attitude, work and life have never been busier.  But I miss you and our conversations, so I got up early to spend some time with you on this lovely Sunday morning. Last year, I learned how to not worry.  I had been through…

Be Fearless

Welcome to 2019!  Numbers are pure magic to me and I especially love the odd ones.  As my friend said, the biggest things happen in the odd years.  The number 9 has always been my favourite.  Why?  Because I love the number 3 and 9 = 3 x 3! One of my favourite University classes…

Fear

Back in the day before phones and personal computers, we students of the 70s and 80s had to write our English essays out on paper.  Mistakes were my kryptonite.  They made me feel weak and not good enough.  I loved my medium blue ballpoint pen but hated that white out stuff.  So, I refused to…

I’ll Do It Tomorrow…

You know how I know that it ALWAYS rains during the week between Christmas and New Years in my little corner of the world?  And then, the weather takes a sudden deep freeze deep dive right at the year end celebrations?  Always. I know this because my birthday is December 31st, which – in Canada…