Untidy, unruly, this is the landscape of my soul

“Landscape. I’d like to see more of the landscape,” I said to my generous hosts when they kindly asked what else I would like to see while I was visiting The Yukon recently. I could visit museums, wander around Whitehorse, sit by the mighty Yukon River that runs through their land.   I would have … Continue reading Untidy, unruly, this is the landscape of my soul

Ashur’s Roses

Ashur bought the biggest bouquet in the flower shop. Long-stem red roses, white carnations – it was spectacular. “That’s the one,” he said to me. “That’s the one I want to buy.” A few minutes earlier, as I waited for Ashur to arrive I’d also bought a bouquet, a more diminutive spray of Gerber Daisies. … Continue reading Ashur’s Roses

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