September 3, 2018

Summertime always throws me off the wagon. Not alcohol — I don’t drink. I mean, off the wagon of routine. The higher temperatures and humidity of summer, the laissez-faire days, create a heaviness that seems to block my daily intentions. It is one reason I welcome Sept...

July 1, 2018

This World Cup has been interesting. Although I haven’t been watching all the games as closely as I had in the past, but like many, I have been involved in an office pool. We are a largely international clinic, with a majority of Latin Americans, and even though there...

February 27, 2018

At the beginning of this year I decided it was time to downsize and get rid of a lot of the stuff accumulating in my house. There was just something about it all that was stressing me out, making me feel stuck. There are so many things that I own that I do not really n...

February 14, 2018


I came down to a table set for three, though there is no one else. It is dead silent.

I walk into the kitchen. It is clean and appears empty. No sign of food. I am starving, having eaten very little since the day before. 

I call out “Hello?” 

Immediately a man...

February 13, 2018

This was the first time I landed in India and felt completely calm. Usually, as soon as I get here, the air hits me and I tense up with anxiety.  It takes me a while to adjust to the other side of the world. But this time when I landed, I felt a release. I guess I have...

February 2, 2018

I'm stuck home with the flu right now and I’m the worst sick person. Not that I whine or complain. No, I am the opposite. I do not allow myself to rest. I keep going and pushing through until my body physically says no, and I can barely get up to get to the bathroom....

December 31, 2017

It is finally time to shed the dark and heavy cloak of 2017.

Good Riddance! 

As we face the first few days of the New Year, it is a natural time to look forward to what we may want to bring forth into 2018.

Many of you may have resolved to make changes, and much encourage...

December 10, 2017

The other day, I had the most incredible experience.

I went to a workshop in East End – the other side of town, a place I rarely go to anymore. The workshop was in a tiny dark community theatre space in Leslieville. I knew none of the other 20 people in the room except...

July 26, 2017

I opened the box, not knowing what contents it held. It was full of old pictures. Amongst them was one of my friend Dan Bourque, smiling on a sunny day, on a sail boat. Just how i want to remember him.

November 14, 2016

As many of you may know, Tuesday November 8th, the long awaited day of the American Election, was my birthday. I had to work that day, but it was no trouble, I had the next day off, and was planning to celebrate.

Well, we all know how that went. Wednesday, November 9th...

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