Category: Deep Thoughts

Wrinkle Perspective

“Do I look wrinkly?” I asked my husband the other morning while preparing for work. “A little,” he answered. I was referring to my un-pressed cotton shirt. He was referring to my skin. I frowned and then we laughed.     Listen to me read this classic post: […]

Difficult, Not Impossible

I’m done refinishing the ceiling in the main part of our house. I can’t believe it. There were so many times during this project that I thought it was an impossible job. “Why did I start? The house will be a mess forever! I’ll only ever get this […]

In the Light of Kindness

Every once in a long while, a random act of love touches us. A long time ago, I was substitute teaching in a rural area of Alberta and had the unique opportunity to often sub in for teachers who served Hutterite colony schools. These school buildings were also […]

What’s Wrong with Linoleum?

    The other day as I washed the pine boards of the kitchen floor, I yearned for the smooth resiliency of linoleum. It’s durable, easy to clean, and it’s completely out of style. During renovation and house-hunting shows on TV, linoleum gets the same disgusted reaction as […]

Stalled

We tend to perceive time as linear, as running in a straight line out behind us and stretching unbending before us. I suspect that’s not exactly how it works, and many physicists have some interesting theories about the nature of time, how it moves, and how it flows. […]

Divested – A Poem

People in my life are going through big changes. All these changes remind me of what’s important. It’s not stuff. This is a poem I wrote called “Divested.” Listen to me read this poem here: Invested: Dig a hole, Build a house, Or buy a house. Big screen […]

You Were Gone?

About a year ago now, I contacted someone I’d worked with for years to let him know that I’m available as a substitute teacher. My ego was deflated when he said, “I wasn’t aware that you weren’t teaching full time.” Really? Wasn’t aware? To me, it seemed that […]