To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends. To appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden […]


Today, Canada is voting to elect her new government. I’m completely unsure of what the results will be, of which party will end up forming the government, or if it will be a majority.  Truthfully, unfortunately, I feel ambivalent about this particular election at the national level.  I am not, however, ambivalent in the least […]

To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich; to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart; await occasions, hurry never; in a word, […]