Big Gull Lake and the Deep Dive

What do I know about canoeing? Absolutely nothing. Nada. But when in Rome (or cottage country)…And boy howdy, that water looks particularly deep and dark when you’re in a canoe and you’ve got absolutely no boating clue! In fact, as I just learned, it...
Halloween, curiosity, and a boy called Roland

Halloween, curiosity, and a boy called Roland

Every year on Halloween in our neck of the woods there’s that one kid who tries to come into our house. We have a lot of pint-sized trick-or-treaters in our neighbourhood what with the elementary school around the corner. So usually it’s a three year old first-timer...

Night Stairs

Insomnia. Back in high school used to be I had trouble falling asleep, now I have issues staying asleep. So – quite frequently – I toss and turn in that magical hour between 3 and 4 a.m. Every once in a while I surrender and just get up. And I head...

Permission Slips

Ah yes.  You remember permission slips, don’t you? At school we need permission slips to leave early for a doctor’s appointment, to go on the school bus, you know the ones. Sign here, date that, and now you can go do whatever you need to do. I was at a conference...