2010 Olympic Torch Is Here In Canada

Today I was struck by history in the making here in Canada. It was very beautiful to watch the FIRST NATIONS CHIEFS in their traditional attire, paddle in a canoe with the Olympic Torch, across the waters into downtown Vancouver city and one by one each chief stood up on the canoe, held the torch…

Tuesday’s Headsmacks

I am starting a new series as of this week called ‘Tuesday’s Headsmacks’. Yes, I know, I really really know, that  my time is better served focussing on more constructive and positive things…but, but, but… so many of these things happen around us regularly that I thought they deserve a special category/posting and some serious…

Have Dinner With Me Tonight..?

My son, just three weeks shy of his 18th birthday, invited me for dinner last night. Who in their right mind would decline? Being a single parent from the ‘East’ moving into the ‘West’, I have always found it a challenge to strike the right balance in parenting. Am I too being too soft or…

Tulip-O-Tulip

I was cleaning my computer today and noticed that I had not shared these lovely Tulips from May of this year. I love Tulips a lot, they bloom but once a year and in single (only 1 bloom per bulb) but to me they represent such elegance, independence and above all a majestic bearing!!! From…

Changing Guard…part 2

My frontyard today: Scroll down to the previous post to appreciate the complete transformation of my frontyard tree in just two days. WOW, this season is so uplifting and inspirational for me. It teaches me to bloom, blush and share the happiness in all its glory. This season also reminds me that time is fleeting…

Changing Guard…..

My front yard today: My backyard today: View of my next door neighbour’s backyard and the row of townhouses behind my street: and all these remind me of this poem by James A. Kisner. Changing Leaves The changing leaves of autumn colored brightly red and gold, Also bring a warning of the coming winter cold….

President Obama’s Mojo..

I keep writing about Prez’s mojo and I will probably write more too…..just watch these two videos for the sheer proof of the clarity of his thought and the superb way in which he articulates the same. Aren’t we now sitting back a little more upright, a little more calmly, a little more hopefully, a…

Game Changing….(part 2)

So you go on detox retreat, keep yourself away from the ‘noises’ and let intuition guide you and then what……? Well, the initial couple of days were confusing, awkward, restless, unsettling, creepy, needless to say that my journalling was crappy too, full of,  ‘Why?, ‘Oh Why?’, ‘Oh Why?’…. I did not get hit by any divine zing…

Game Changing….(part 1)

I have always been a big believer in planning:- for the next event, next project, next year, next three years, next five years etc. I enjoy the thrill in mapping my journey, tweaking the plan along the way, sometimes even scrapping my plan altogether and starting fresh, just as much as I enjoy the actual…