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

Experience: the gift that keeps on giving

Buy experiences, not stuff. That is the sage advice of Wealthy Barber author David Chilton, according to my sister who has been rereading the 25th anniversary of his best-selling book this summer. My sister quotes his wisdom to me just as we are beginning our shared vacation at our lakeside cabin in western Newfoundland. “That’s … Continue reading Experience: the gift that keeps on giving

A trillium welcome to you, too

This past weekend, somewhere between Cambridge and Paris, a trillium waved a white-gloved hand in my direction. And yes, it caught my attention. I’ve likely caught yours, too, tossing off place names that conjure up images of old stone and ivied walls, of cobbled streets and majestic arches. Before you begin hearing the swish of … Continue reading A trillium welcome to you, too