Turn off the television!

Someone asked me what little tweak made the biggest difference in my life.  It’s hard to choose just one, as my yellow brick road follows a path similar to an elaborate connect the dots puzzle. Rather than pick one habit, let me take you on a journey of how I adapted to pull myself out…

Lest We Forget

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row,     That mark our place; and in the sky     The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,     Loved and were loved, and now we lie,         In…

AWOL

Absent Without Lisa. I have to explain why I have been MIA for almost five months from the blogfront. My year of living FEARLESSLY has been EPIC.  Not only did I smash it in the first half of 2019 @ work, I received my second promotion in less than a year.  It went down like…

Change the Church

I am disappointed in my church – the Anglican Church of Canada – for failing to pass the canon allowing same-sex marriage ceremonies. In an age when the Church is facing extinction, when we all need spiritual guidance, this was their chance to proudly lead the way to acceptance and love for all of God’s…

For Richer or Poorer

It is amazing what a difference a bonus cheque can make. It’s the difference between red and black. It’s the difference between panic and patience. It’s the difference between staring at struggles or dreaming your dreams. It’s the difference between finishing university or not being able to afford the luxury of an education. It’s dental…

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…