"Today I revisited the Conservatory. Despite the empty car lot, I parked in its driveway. I did not leave the car. A bleak place. The interior dark. Trapped tall trees peered out the top windows at the sunny exterior on this bright Easter day." ...

"t’s summer! I’m not sure where I stand on our four-season climate in Canada. I have a strong preference for the months from April to late October. I would happily skip November to late March."...

"my hope is that the exposition of the fridge foibles of my brothers will both prompt a conversation and, please God, a conversion towards lighter living. "...

"On Wednesday, September 6, somewhere around 8:00 in the morning, my father got out of bed, put out the garbage, took out some squid for supper, went out to his shed, took two pieces of old scrap rope he had tied together and took his own life. I am a survivor of suicide."...

"There are enough things that divide us these days; it’s time to talk about something that pulls us together. Which the Great Trail does, big time."...

The Canadian Raptor Conservancy (CRC), from somewhere in Ontario, has captured the imagination of a nation fed up with the usual bird brains by sponsoring a write-in contest to determine a bird of a different feather, a National Bird, and then taking the results to Ottawa....

The woman laid the hat down on Samuel Beckett’s resting place, stepped back and sighed. “You are the most ungrateful, self-involved hat I have ever worn....

"One great joy of Grand fatherhood is observing slo-mo hockey."...

"Sharing heart to heart is one way to see the life of the other through compassion and understanding. May we find our way in these difficult times and seek the goodness that each person has to offer."...

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