We were leaving the home where my Grandma lived, piling into the mini-van in comfortable chaos. Above the noise, I heard Koby speaking, “Mommy.” Making sure everyone was buckled up, I turned to him as we pulled out of the parking lot. Driving away from Grandma.  Unaware of time’s relentless march, and that we had…Read more »

Here With Us

Waiting in eager anticipation.  Life struggles to be born.  Love is coming.  Light. Waiting in a shaft of light, surrounded by darkness.  Death has visited.  The aching loss of life departed, the threat of emptiness. I cannot help but be drawn to Advent.  Birth.  New life.  The coming, the anticipation, the excitement. New birth is neither…Read more »


It was a beautiful warm autumn day.  The sun was shining, birds were singing, and two Canadians living abroad had been freed. When Rob and I first moved to London, we were content, perhaps even thrilled, with public transportation.  We happily rode the underground tube, the above ground trains, and the double decker busses. It was…Read more »

Full Circle

And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. – T.S. Eliot In a full circle week, my journey led me back to the place it began.  Back to the house I grew up in, to the family from which I came.  Time mocks…Read more »