Adventures Clanmother John Masefield Joyful Aging Living Well New Year's

Welcome to 2020!

  “The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.” Jean-Paul Sartre It has been a while since I have updated Clanmother, four years since I wrote about the brave Group of Twenty-Two who launched the SPCA. I looked back at my “about page” to […]

Celebrations Joyful Aging Living Well Transitions Weddings

A Wedding…Dialogue III

And they lived happily ever after….well, that is until the end of the story which is, Till death (or divorce) us do part…” There is an end to a marriage. The statistics, no matter how you interpret them, confirm that divorce is a reality.  And then there is death.  The statistics are quite firm on […]

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A Corner in My Heart

I travelled to Banff in May 2003 to take one of my last MBA courses.  If I remember correctly, it was about strategic thinking within a global work environment. We arrived with the promise of sunshine, just in time to welcome a snowstorm. What I learned during my stay had very little to do with […]

Joyful Aging Thornton Wilder Transitions Writers

Passing the Torch

When I was in High School, The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder was required reading. The narrative, set in 1714 Peru, is about the collapse of an Inca rope-fibre suspension bridge that led to the death of five unrelated people.  A friar, who witnessed the tragedy, learns about the victims hoping to […]

50's Thoughts Joyful Aging

Line-ups and Opportunities

You meet the most interesting people in line ups!  Especially in the morning coffee queues, when the need for caffeine has reached its zenith and patience is in the losing position. These are the times when opportunity gives its best performance.