Solitary road trips get me thinking

I do my best thinking on two-hour solitary road trips. Anything less than that doesn’t give me enough time to truly sink into the ideas, conundrums or questions puddling in my mind. Anything more and I begin to feel mired in my own perspectives. But two hours alone on a stretch of uncongested highway is … Continue reading Solitary road trips get me thinking

Pull up a chair and make yourself comfortable

A friend visited me recently and kindly bought me a gift. I was a little surprised by her choice, given that for years she advised me against purchases of this nature. This friend -- actually several of my friends -- used to joke that I had an addiction. They may have been on to something, … Continue reading Pull up a chair and make yourself comfortable

Moving on up makes me appreciate high-density living

I grew up in a city that boasted one skyscraper. When I was a child, I thought that description was more than apt. After all, everything is big when you are small. Now, when I return home for summer visits to Corner Brook, Newfoundland, I look at the Sir Richard Squires building with amused affection. … Continue reading Moving on up makes me appreciate high-density living