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moments

moments

When did we stop experiencing life and decided life was a job? We work so hard for the means to live without making the time to live meaningfully. We get well educated or trained so that we can find a good job. Those jobs are often stressful and demanding, and we...
moon over 401

moon over 401

If you don’t live in the Northern Hemisphere, and don’t live in a little town of Cobourg, Ontario, Canada, you missed something glorious. And if you don’t wake up really early in the morning and don’t commute down the 401 towards Toronto, you missed something too. You...
being gratuitous

being gratuitous

Gratuity is a funny word that we often only deal with at the end of an extended stay at our favourite coffee house or some fancy or perhaps not so fancy restaurant. We tend think about gratuity in terms of some monetary gain or loss for someone. We think of gratuity...
being present

being present

We live a very fractured existence. Part of it is very natural. As human beings we were meant to find the balance between our bodies, minds, and souls. The pursuit of balance is difficult enough, but then you tack on seven billion other human beings who are also...
military fatigues

military fatigues

I only wish I asked for his name. I was sitting and writing yesterday, at my usual five a.m. hour, when I noticed a middle aged man fast asleep at a table on the other side of the dining room. The staff seemed to know him because they showed very little concern about...
count your blessings

count your blessings

At some point in our life we’ve all heard that we should count our blessings. This usually happens when we are feeling down, or when something tragic begins to consume us. When we hear it, our response is most interesting. Typically, we tend to nod and toy with the...