Translation is an act of hope. We believe that a story can leap between contexts and cultures and from one language into another. To […]
I have spent too much time this week reading. There are too many hard stories to read. The American election did not turn out as […]
Yesterday was a rainy day – a kids-off-school, cold-and-drizzly, practically-grim-November rainy kind of day. None of us could really settle into anything. There was lots […]
Sometimes it is the stories that don’t quite fit. The off-balance ones and those that sit in-between. They catch our eye and hold our attention. […]
There is something about sitting by the water. It’s timeless and moving. Renewing and still. The paradox settles well with us. We’re creatures of water. […]
I often turn to the ArtWay website when I’m looking for something new, but this week, I found a poem there that made the familiar worth […]
This is how Canadians face down death, with shiny pants and dancing. #TheHip — Stacy King (@stacyking) August 21, 2016 On Saturday night, we stayed […]
“Why read The Wind in the Willows when you can be Ratty or Mole?” Kathleen Winter My house is cluttered with books, and all […]
Funny how long you can stare at something and then suddenly see something new.
And suddenly, he is drawing. Last week, Plum drew a picture of his Daddy, complete with beard. This week, ladybugs, leaves, aliens with eyebrows and […]
There is a wasp who won’t leave my office. It’s been buzzing against the inside of the window for quite a while. A good half […]
May ends with an out-of-place story. Here we are on the cusp of summer and suddenly with the story of the visit between Mary […]
It might be a day to celebrate Queen Victoria’s birthday, but we’re celebrating another fine lady around here. Today is the birthday of Margaret […]
It feels like a good story gone wrong. It’s not leading me anywhere.
An on-the-road Monday for our family and the skies were wild above us. One moment, we were deafened by pummelling rain, unable to see […]
I’ve been making a fair bit of bannock recently and, though it wasn’t a deliberate Lenten decision, it fits in well with the season. […]
Since living with small people, I’ve learned that books make very good place-holders. Some hold a feeling, a mood or a thought, keeping it […]
This week, I read about beautiful things happening in Birmingham Cathedral. As part of the 300th anniversary celebrations, the cathedral community commissioned artist Jake […]
These are Plum’s presents to his Granny. The one on the left is a keychain he made at the school’s Christmas fair. There was a police booth there – one of those friendly community outreach efforts – where kids could get fingerprinted and create a memento . Easy-peasy toddler present and he was over the moon about it.
The first candle has been lit and Advent begins. On Sunday night, we set our own advent ring on the table at home and […]