Category Archives: Writing

Nature Writer Edwin Way Teale

In the tumultuous years after I left the beloved small woods where I grew up, I moved to the city for university, fell in love, married, and had two sons. In seven years we moved seven times, briefly experiencing both … Continue reading

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Gunda Lambton, Author and Artist, Remembered

It’s hard to believe that someone so vital and adventurous as writer friend, Gunda Lambton, could be gone from amongst us. Over her exceptionally long life of ninety-nine years, Gunda was proud to be the mother of four children, two … Continue reading

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Being Content to Miss Something

“We can only get rid of this anxiety by being content to miss something in almost everything we do. We cannot master everything, taste everything, understand everything, drain every experience to its last dregs.  [Thomas Merton No Man is an … Continue reading

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The Great Work of Your Life

Recently, my Yoga teacher and friend, Tanya Deacove, gave me a wonderful gift when she loaned me Stephen Cope’s The Great Work of Your Life. It turns out that this is a book for all who face uncertainty about life’s … Continue reading

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What If? (Life at @perimcquay)

Let me confess. I started out with an aversion to Twitter. –An excellent vehicle for political causes, I thought sniffily, but used by far too many to blather on about very little. Very quickly I filed this platform under “general … Continue reading

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