Sky dancing

Thanks to my sweetie, Michael, and all the super-talented folks at Skydive Arizona, for making my first skydive a fantastic experience. What a thrill. So dream-like. I wish everyone could have the opportunity to fly like this. Big, blue desert sky. Neat shot looking...

Portrait stitching in Guelph

I’m soooo excited! UK-based performance artist Harriet Riddell is coming to stitch in Guelph this Saturday, December 6th. She’ll be setting up her sewing machine here in the What World Common Room (123 Woolwich Street, Second Floor, Guelph). Be sure to...

Just eat real food, JERF

Of all the ways I have described how I’ve been eating the past few years, just eating real food, known as JERFing, is the closest fit. Are you surprised to hear that you might not be eating ‘real’ food? Curious? 17 simple ways to JERF is a great...

Sitting at home

Do this! Quick and dirty instructions for starting a daily meditation practice at home — notes from last week’s whiteboard: Just Sit! at home: 1. Decide to practice daily 2. Create a space 3. Minimize distractions and interruptions 4. Set a timer for 5-10...

Getting stitched at the Cabbagetown Festival

Harriet Riddell was busy stitching portraits all weekend long at the 38th Annual Cabbagetown Festival in downtown Toronto. I was delighted to reunite with my long-lost high school chum, Colleen, and her youngest son, Bennett, who sat for their portrait on Sunday...

Deeply concerned hotdogs

I’ve just returned home from a week’s vacation in the peaceful village of Bayfield, Ontario, where all they really need to make a perfect summer beach holiday complete is a Guelph-style coffee shop, with fair-trade beans and free wi-fi. In an effort to...
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