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PONDERING

On Dying Quietly…

Doomsday, for me, is only a couple of months away. Do I want to die? I’ve been thinking about it a lot. The answer is an emphatic ‘no’. On the other hand, do I have a choice?... 



Irrational Optimism Practiced Here

My son suffers from a mental illness. There – I’ve said it, and publicly, too. For the longest time I couldn’t do that, and even now, I sometimes hesitate, wondering what kind... 



De-cluttering

I should have known that I would be in for quite a ride when I let Judy into my bedroom. My dear friend, although she can be positively anal about her narrow definition of good taste,... 



Energy Dancers Breaking the Rules Properly

On the front lines of our materialistic, technologically permeated society, how do we find balance, regenerate and renew ourselves? The pitfalls of hopelessness, cynicism, imbalance... 



Reflecting

Perhaps it is time to reflect on what is really important. The current global financial meltdown is sending ripples of fear and anxiety throughout the world. It is hard to avoid all... 



My Dream Home

I woke up in my dream home this morning. Each day it just keeps getting better, this place where I live. I have grown through three dozen residences in the last thirty years since... 



Been There, Done That

Not too long ago, I did a mental scan of how far I had come in my life. It was sort of a delayed mid-life crisis event where I looked for some sort of evidence that my life experiences... 



Quest for Renewed Vision

Having had Diabetes since I was a teenager, my pregnancy was considered to be "high risk.” The pregnancy affected my sight to the degree that I was legally blind. At that time,... 



What’s In It For Me?

The phone rings again for about the tenth time in as many minutes.” Hello Crisis Line”, – dead silence. "Hello, Crisis Line”. I hear a very faint sobbing sound. "You’ve... 



Grieving and Giving

My son Colin died this year on the last day of March. Actually, Colin was my stepson, but I had been in his life since he was 11. He was my son. Colin had been very ill; in the... 



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