Saying “yes” and sparking joy

Originally posted on Hook & Eye:
I’m kind of a Kondo-ite. The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up rivals Pride and Prejudice on my list of sick-in-bed comfort reads. When stressed, I throw things out. It’s never been the wrong thing to do. It’s my first week back to teaching, after my year-long sabbatical and…

Ornamental stories

Over a lifetime, I have accumulated Christmas tree ornaments that match memories, but not each other.

Taking a cultural spin

This fall, more through accident than design, I ended up at a trio of “I’d never go to that” happenings. In each case, I’m glad I did.

The Three Keys: Kelley Teahen

Originally posted on The Three Keys:
A first for this blog – Kelley Teahen, Director of Communications and Marketing at Parachute, Canada’s national charity dedicated to injury prevention – wrote this entry! Kelley gained a wide experience in the communications space over her career. She began in journalism and bridged into communications as Media Relations…

Orange is the new purple

When it came time for me to buy a winter coat a couple years ago, I thought it might be nice to get a pop of colour in the exterior wardrobe.

A musical odd couple

Of many things I did not know about Jimi Hendrix, the most surprising turned out to be that this rock icon had a serious case of Handel worship.

Our travel menagerie

On our recent travel to London, England, we met a woman was walking her white Scottie dog, whose scarf was a riff on the British flag.