Filed Under: Life


crickets/on patience and change.

September 5, 2014Life

  Friends, I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but I have fallen out of the habit of writing here. There have been a few factors at play: we have had extra work and houseguests and difficult emotional times. There was a mantle of tension and sadness settled on our small family that has taken us […]


as it happens.

October 8, 2013Life

Our summer ended abruptly and sadly just before Labour Day. I won’t go into the details, but we were left reeling and panicked with worry over someone we love; and even now, roughly six weeks later, everyone having settled into a quasi-routine with this new normal, we are living with a degree of heartache which […]


nothing ever happens.

August 7, 2013Life

Early in July, two or three days into her summer holidays, my daughter told me she was bored. It was the first time in her life that she had made such a pronouncement, accompanied by a sigh and an air of world-weariness that was both amusing and mildly alarming – she is, after all, just […]


sweetness and light.

May 10, 2013Life

Spring has finally arrived in my part of the world, blowing in on the heels of April’s last blustery gusts, and everything is responding favourably to its sudden and unseasonable warmth with bare limbs blatantly exposed, long fervent conversations had and mornings whiled away in the sunlight. I’ll spare you the full April post – […]



April 2, 2013Life

Both of my children suffer from nightmares. They wake up terrified, crying out for help. When I wrap my arms around my trembling son he struggles, still in the grip of the bad dream, unable to recognize me; I have to wait for him to surface, to stop thrashing and take what comfort I can […]