Category Archives: Personal Reflections

Musings, Reflections, Meditations, Insights

A Dog’s Life in Haiku

Our family dog Bud–now departed–would often spend hours lying beside the pond where he would observe Q, the Frog,  Tetley, the Turtle, and the constant motion of the goldfish. These are haiku I imagine would have passed through his thoughts, … Continue reading

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Achieving the Impossible

While browsing my digital photo albums, I came across these pictures and others like it within my annual folders. These images, showing off the skill and patience of my eldest son Ken, speak to me about life and how we … Continue reading

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Identity and Place, A Reflection

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” ― C.S. Lewis The following definition of “third culture kid” (TCK) was coined in the 1950s, but “cross-cultural kid” … Continue reading

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Fly Me to the Moon (Weekly Photo Challenge: Boundaries)

When I was a child, I would look up at the night sky and imagine myself to be in the company of Peter Pan, Wendy, John and Michael, escaping to Neverland with arms outstretched, as if flying were the most natural form of transportation … Continue reading

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The Yellow House (Weekly Photo Challenge: Yellow)

I had written about this yellow house for a post in January of 2014 entitled Remedies for Winter Blues, and this is the second time I’ve been unable to dismiss an earlier Weekly Photo Challenge from my mind, succumbing, at … Continue reading

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Gone, But Not Forgotten (Weekly Photo Challenge)

This photograph was taken a decade or so ago, before it became necessary for Betty–my mom–to move to a senior’s care residence, and before our beloved pet “Bud” passed away from complications of hemophilia within two and a half years of her death.  This … Continue reading

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The Face in the Window (Photo 101: Glass)

I was standing across the street from Flight of Fancy: Fine Art Hand Crafts in Bear River, Nova Scotia one summer afternoon a few years ago, when I had the uncomfortable feeling that my husband and I were being secretly spied upon by a stranger.  Intuition, perhaps, made … Continue reading

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Reflections 2: Self-Editing

    These reflections of the mirror-image variety prompted me to consider those of a different nature, which I mused about on this site a few years ago. In an earlier post, I had described my delight in playing with words. … Continue reading

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17 Words That Together, Speak Volumes

“Be / As a page that aches for a word / Which speaks on a theme that is timeless…” © 1973 Neil Diamond, Lyrics from the movie soundtrack Jonathan Livingston Seagull.   So often, as writers, we struggle to fill … Continue reading

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Remedies for Winter Blues

I’ve never particularly liked the winter season, and in fact, I’ve always been one of those people who dread its arrival every year as the daylight hours become fewer in number.  Yet when I observe a duvet of pure white snow blanketing the … Continue reading

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