Monthly Archives

March 2005

  • I found out

    I found out yesterday that a storm surge on the north shore of PEI moved the bunkhouse at my cottage by four inches. Here’s a pic of the shore, taken last week from the…

  • Bask

    Spring’s fabulous. I complain a lot about winter — the dark, the cold, the slush — but on a morning like this one, with a glorious and confident sun, I am glad for the…

  • Change within reach

    Don’t forget that next weekend the clocks spring forward. It’s a great time to change the porch light to a compact fluorescent bulb — and cut air pollution! See our project site for more…

  • PEI Farmer Supports Gay Marriage

    Like it or not, the same sex marriage bill is going to pass in the House of Commons. This week my neighbours from the farm across the road from Walden came to visit. The…

  • The latest

    A client apologized today. This is almost unheard of. She said she was sorry for being “prickly.” She should have said thorny. Her name is Rose. A fellow writer told me yesterday that my…

  • Happy Spring

    Just a quick morning note today — I’m running late. My triceps are sore from snowboarding. Not from falling down, although that was a factor, but from holding Jasper up. We were at the…

  • Welcome to Canada’s Capital.

    “Head to toe camo is a must when hunting sharp-eyed gobblers.” There’s an aggressive wild turkey loose in the suburbs just outside of Ottawa. I was just about to lose my cool on a…

  • I catch myself

    “I catch myself philosophizing most abstractly when first returning to consciousness in the night or morning. I make the truest observations and distinctions then, when the will is yet wholly asleep and the mind…