Nurturing a seed brings forth a bounty

At the tender age of five I was elected, by secret ballot, to be the Janitor/Artist-in-Residence at the Hartwood Avenue Dinosaur Museum located in our neighbour’s garage. Run by my brother, myself and two neighbour boys, the museum was a beautifully curated and awe-inspiring collection of shoebox dioramas stuffed with Play-Doh models and an assortment […]

A Glimpse into Beach Houses of Worship

From our earliest days it seems that we have been taught to count something. One sheep. Two sheep. Three sheep. Our Sesame Street friends, Bert and Ernie, have coached us well.  Now that I’m into my middle years, my counting patterns have changed somewhat. Two pounds lost last week. Gas prices are up two cents […]

Let go of stuff and open door to new spirit

The season of spring always heightens my awareness of how much I appreciate openness. I emote something positive when I see signs that say “Open for business,” or when I think about the ‘open road’ or hear the musical ‘heart beat’ intro to Tom Petty’s ‘Into the Great Wide Open’.  Opening buds and blooms, open […]