And then some…

At first I thought the birds had simply found a pleasant, albeit ironic, perch. A metal sculpture of a great bird, a raven or a large crow, perhaps, secured to a black pole and grounded in a garden. I was looking for birds, camera in hand, eyes scanning the winter landscape, where leaves do not … Continue reading And then some…

A rabbi, a lawyer and so much more than a joke

So, a lawyer walks up to a rabbi and asks, ‘what’s the secret of eternal life?’ Sounds like the beginning of joke, doesn’t it? But it isn’t. It’s a profoundly important question, not because of the question itself, but because of the conversation that follows, which, as it turns out, isn’t really about life in … Continue reading A rabbi, a lawyer and so much more than a joke

Windows and a hallway, that’s all I need

Life in a box, I am learning, can be quite satisfying. A year ago, I never would have believed that, but here I sit, content. Last June, I committed myself to life in a condominium. I put in my bid while still living in a three-storey house on an expansive, treed lot, not quite sure … Continue reading Windows and a hallway, that’s all I need