As the world tips once again towards spring, I delight in the warm air, and the trees in their new finery. Everything is green, and fecund, and as the earth encourages new growth, my life revolves around my plants. and my deck. But still, as much as I can appreciate a rainy day for the… Continue reading In The Rain
The woman in front of me at the grocery store was young and friendly and a yoga instructor at a local studio. Her name was Carmilletta and she convinced me to come for one lesson. “It will be fun”. She said “you’ll easily get the hang of it”. Buoyed by her confidence, there I was,… Continue reading Downward Dog Be Damned!
The technician called my name. I was back at the eye clinic staring at the dreary green walls and she was a welcome difference. Her red hair was streaked with several shades of blue and green and she wore a bright pink sweater under her lab coat. In a field of crows, she was a… Continue reading How We Listen
Yesterday was another wonderful day in Havana. We walked down Muralla street, taking pictures, talking to locals and admiring the buildings. At the end of the street was Plaza Vieja filled with beautiful Gaudi-esque architecture, pink and and yellow ice cream coloured fronts, beautiful arches and stained glass inserts. The day was sunny, the sky… Continue reading The Dancer in the Square
In Mexico, Jamaica, and Cuba resorts are very much the same: beach chairs and umbrellas by the sea, entertainment in the evening and three meals a day. They are built for those who want sun and sea, waves lapping in the evening, palms swaying in the daylight. I have been to resorts have relaxed and… Continue reading Cuba
I was at the animal hospital the other day to pick up my dogs’s vaccination papers and met the new vet. The office was closing for the day and he, the newest one on staff was left behind to deal with my request. The new filing system proved to be a challenge for him and… Continue reading Call me Kevin
Those of you who follow my blog, know of my recent eye concerns. My vision has improved considerably since my first doctor’s visit, and is now much better. Of course “better” and “back to normal” are worlds apart and that difference can be terrible when one waits in the middle, unsure of the distance to… Continue reading Eye Experience #4-or-The Kindness of Strangers