"Hi there.

In 1994 I fell in love with a 10-acre clear-cut on Prince Edward Island. It had been stripped of trees and was waist-deep in debris. Nearly a quarter-century later, trees are grown and so have I. Walden is our space. These are our stories and observations."

  • Stand-up reading

    I’m messing around with a standing desk. Woot. Does anyone have tips? I’m motivated to do this for a few reasons: 1) There’s an epidemic of “sitting disease” — tight hips, expanding bellies, tense…

  • Birdseed bars, bad kitty and Joe Who?

    Not all posts can be super-duper* when there’s a daily deadline. So here’s a glimpse into my ordinary day, with some links: – I’m experimenting with recipes for gluten-free protein bars. The first batch…

  • Every season: Excruciating beauty

    Please read this book: “On Looking,” by Alexandra Horowitz. See a video clip overview here. In group therapy for addiction, a common theme often emerges. It’s something unexpected. People often comment that they after…

  • Stand tall

    Beth is a physiotherapist. She’s probably 40, maybe a little younger, small in stature, but really strong. She says I’m twisted, an observation she made within the first 5 min of my appointment/consultation. I…

  • I got 2071, how about you?

    My mother turns 70 today. When we were kids, she occasionally mused that she was destined to die young. Well, she doesn’t have to worry about that anymore! Happy birthday, Mom! I remember when…

  • I wonder as I wander

    This post is overdue, and quick. It’s 10:15 and I almost broke my New Year’s resolution to write here daily. On Day 2. Something that keeps me going back to the cabin is the…