NOVEMBER 2022: November Grief

NOVEMBER 2022: November Grief

November sneaks up on me. The anniversaries of my dad’s birth and death are both in this month. Dad was a veteran and I recall his war stories on Memorial Day. So many memories of him packed into this month. My wedding anniversary also used to be on November 15th. I...
OCTOBER 2022: October is my favorite color!

OCTOBER 2022: October is my favorite color!

​Our world is opening up and we can get back to our favorite activities. I’m being selective. I go out to dinner with special friends. I’m going out to see plays because I love theatre. It’s fun to pick and choose what I want to do. I’ve spent more time alone in the...
SEPTEMBER 2022: Can You Hear the Cicadas Singing?

SEPTEMBER 2022: Can You Hear the Cicadas Singing?

I hear them each morning and it makes me a little sad. That sound signals the last call of summer for me. I had a wonderful break in Nova Scotia and my hope is that I hold my vacation close as our calendar flips to September. I’m savouring the time I spent reading in...
AUGUST 2022: Home is where the hearts are

AUGUST 2022: Home is where the hearts are

I’m writing this newsletter on a plane, heading ‘home’ to Nova Scotia. Yep – home is sometimes where we were born. Even though I left as a child, I still crave the waves of the Atlantic Ocean. I need this break so much! It’s been great to anticipate the trip and plan...
JULY 2022: Where do you meet these people?

JULY 2022: Where do you meet these people?

This was the question my neighbour asked me when she dropped off a donation for a new refugee. “Everywhere. You do, too.” was my simple answer. I laughed and added, “I’m just a little pushier than you are.” Years ago, I asked the receptionist about some notes on her...
JUNE 2022: It ain’t over…

JUNE 2022: It ain’t over…

I’d like to share a few thoughts as we pause Spoken Lives Online. For seven years, I’ve learned and healed and laughed and cried. Over 200 speakers have shared their stories through this passion project. I’ve learned three important things that I want to highlight. 1....

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