Travel changes a person

Travel changes a person

At a seminar I recently attended, each new speaker introduced themselves by way of what they called PechaKucha. Since the organization had so many unique words of their own creation, I assumed this was an invented practice. But, it turns

Almost ready to eat

Almost ready to eat

Back in my twenties I had this idea for a food service business. I thought there might be a market for meals which were almost ready to eat. The dishes would come to your door, fully assembled. All you had

Reacquainting myself with the bus

Reacquainting myself with the bus

After using various forms of public transit, in many cities around the world, over the past year, it was a refreshing experience to ride the local routes. In fact, I am not an experienced consumer of the commuter options here

A year of the morning pages

A year of the morning pages

July 2, 2017 I wrote my first 3 morning pages. Sitting on our back deck in the sun, diligently following the instructions of Julia Cameron. She prescribes 3 pages, no more, no less. Writing must be done in long hand.

If you give a moose a muffin…

If you give a moose a muffin…

A delightful children’s picture book by American author Laura Joffe Numeroff, where the cause and effect of life’s choices are played out in somewhat silly examples.  And what happens when you give a moose a muffin? He asks for jam, of

Voting with every dollar spent

Voting with every dollar spent

Over the past 10 years or so, the concept of an economic democracy has been turning over in my mind. I feel like there is a ballot being cast with every retail transaction we make. There is a vote associated

It is always the middle of the night, somewhere

It is always the middle of the night, somewhere

One of the funny side effects of travel is developing a distorted sense of time. The world is so large, with so many time zones and even the international date line. When you think about other far away places, it

How did I become addicted to plastic?

How did I become addicted to plastic?

There was a time, when I lived in my first apartment, where I could fit everything I owned into the back of a pick-up truck. Consequently, the amount of garbage I created in a week, would not fill a full-sized

Unused creativity is not benign

Unused creativity is not benign

BrenĂ© Brown’s research on the feeling of shame, which we all know too well, has led to many other discoveries in human behaviour. Ones which might not have been immediately linked to feelings of shame. In a podcast interview with

Irrepressible optimism or finding good in everything

Irrepressible optimism or finding good in everything

Over the years I have been writing and posting to my blog, I’ve had a goal which has guided my content. It is simple. I want the words to be fashioned in such a way so that the reader and