Window to the Soul

Well, with all the sadness of the racial killings and terrible racism in the news today, all I can say is I wish more people had my vision. My vision is far from perfect but it works just great for me.  I have no complaints. The other day in the homeless shelter, someone asked me… Continue reading Window to the Soul

Part 3-Humanity Behind Homelessness

My sister, Lisa and I parted with the homeless man, Wade and headed to the shelter. We passed a middle-aged barefoot woman with a blank stare on her face. Oh, the stories we’d hear if only we’d listen. A police car dropped off a young, scantily dressed agitated woman. We entered the building to find… Continue reading Part 3-Humanity Behind Homelessness

Small Town Blues

Great day at the shelter! Not too busy; lots of time to catch up after two week’s vacation. Cabbage soup and vegetable soup for lunch plus salmon sandwiches. And a bean salad mix with hot peppers and cucumbers added to it. Worked alongside a young offender. Chuckled with him when he told me he probably wouldn’t have been… Continue reading Small Town Blues

Part 2-“Just tell him you’re with Wade!”

I zipped up a light sweater instead of changing my top which showed a glimpse of cleavage. Then, Lisa and I headed from our hotel to the homeless shelter. I told her I tucked a twenty dollar bill in my pocket for a donation.  I figured we wouldn’t be able to volunteer at this late… Continue reading Part 2-“Just tell him you’re with Wade!”

Part 1- Stepping out on a Ledge

I am a firm believer everything happens for a reason. A first time visit to Calgary wouldn’t have been complete without a get-together with Jean, who headed out West years ago. My friend planned a whole agenda of touristy things to experience, including the Calgary Tower. As we ascended the high speed elevator, signs appeared… Continue reading Part 1- Stepping out on a Ledge

Found in Chinatown

Funny how the unexpected can take your breath away and pull at your heartstrings. I strolled alone in the metropolis of Calgary, killing time before attending a wedding. Camera strapped over one shoulder ready to aim at buildings and unique statues. And at whatever else caught my fancy, like magpies and chipmunk-like gophers. Purse tucked… Continue reading Found in Chinatown

Put a Positive Spin on Your Life

Good things can evolve from bad events. I’m a true believer you can always put a spin on things. My daughter, Monique suddenly left her beloved first apartment with its large garden this winter. Having worked at a gardening centre last summer, she’d acquired many unique perennial plants she was reluctant to leave behind. Her… Continue reading Put a Positive Spin on Your Life