It’s about time

        This blog post is about time. And it’s been a long time coming. I’ve started it several times over the past few months, and each time I’ve run into a dead end. But having recently passed a Milestone Birthday, it feels like it’s time to try...
Hope is the thing with feathers … or something

Hope is the thing with feathers … or something

“Hope is the thing with feathers – ” That’s the beginning of an oft-quoted poem by Emily Dickinson. She likens hope to a bird that perches in our soul, singing a melody without words even in the most turbulent storms, and never asks even a crumb from us in return....

It takes a team

As I write this, my beloved and I are in the final stages of prepping for a 6-week trip to Europe. There’s a lot that goes into planning a trip like this, and whenever we travel together I send up several prayers of thanks that I don’t have to do it alone. Oh, I’ve...

Take notice

No one wants to go back to the early frightening days of the pandemic when the world ground to a halt, all the news was dire, and we were all locked into cones of isolation. Uncertainty abounded, anxiety ran high, and I woke up many mornings in a state of vague,...

Let’s be clear…

It’s always been a bit challenging for me to explain to people what I do, especially in my role as a visual facilitator. Sometimes they’re familiar with the field, but other times I’ve gotten puzzled looks and questions like, “Oh, you’re like a courtroom illustrator?”...

Kindness

The other day I stopped by one of my favourite shops, The Regional Assembly of Text, (paper! paper! paper!) to buy a birthday card for a friend. After buying five birthday cards (because you can never have too many), I passed the table of tempting notebooks in the...