Having a library of stuff makes so much sense. At Toronto’s Sharing Depot people go to borrow are paper shredders, chocolate fondue fountains, folding chairs, and sewing machines. These are all occasional use items that take up space in our homes but don’t have to. I think about the items I only use every once in awhile –… Continue reading A Library of Stuff is a Brilliant Idea
This Earth Day, I celebrated with the good folks at the Good Robot Brewing Company at their event called Earth Day Hangover. Why ‘hangover’? It was the day after earth day- April 23rd instead of 22nd- and brewing company..beer… hanging out.. hang over…you get it right? Okay. It was a full afternoon of guests and… Continue reading Earth Day 2017 at the Good Robot
Shinrin Yoku is the Japanese therapy of “forest bathing”. The idea is simple- spend time in the forest being- not hiking or searching for birds or achieving anything- just being there. People around the world recognize that there is something therapeutic about being in nature. According to shinrin-yoku.org, some of the scientifically proven benefits of forest bathing… Continue reading Shinrin Yoku: Forest Bathing, Anyone?
Spring approaches timid and slow as if she doesn’t know if we want her here. “Spring, it’s us, Nova Scotia. Come on, we do this every year.” She arrives late with rain in her hair and mud on her hands. She leaves the door ajar and snow keeps blowing in. You’ve asked her before to… Continue reading Dear Spring, Do We Need to Talk? (Poem)
Today, for International Women’s Day I want to share with you about a field trip I went on a couple of weekends ago. When at a local cafe, I heard Emma and Rebecca from the Ecology Action Centre’s Energy Action Team mention that they would be teaching young girls how to build solar ovens, I… Continue reading International Women’s Day: ITS for Girls
I decided to take a walk in my backyard a few days ago. Something had been there before me, i realized as I noted a curious set of prints in the snow. They didn’t look like tracks of an obvious animal- a dog or a cat. There was something strange about these footprints: they were… Continue reading Whose footprints are these?
Bent but not broken. Still rooted. Sounds like the title of a sermon right? But it’s really the state of this tree in my backyard. It was pushed down by a storm a few months ago. It’s leaning pretty hard but amazingly it was spry enough not to break. There is a lesson in there.… Continue reading Bent but Still Rooted