“I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape — the loneliness of it — the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it — the whole story doesn’t show.” —Andrew Wyeth The first days of autumn are here and the rain falls wet on leafy gold lined streets. The […]
Archives for September 2010
With awareness comes change and change is seldom easy. However, I believe that we tend to make things much more difficult for ourselves than need be. Too often we see change as a bad thing. In the case of tragic events that inevitably occur in life it is almost impossible to fathom there being something good to come of it. However, a mere alteration in our perception of these events can be the difference between giving up on life and falling into deep depression or seeing them as opportunities to learn and move forward in a positive way.
In 1862, Egyptologist Edwin Smith purchased a papyrus after it was discovered between the legs of a mummy from the Upper Egyptian necropolis of Thebes. What was remarkable as that this ancient manuscript described elegant and simple diagnostic and treatment programs, some paralleling those of modern medicine almost exactly.
Johnny Depp who was nominated for a Golden Globe for his amazing performance in Benny & Joon does a fantastic Buster Keaton impression!
There are few things more unnerving for a writer than staring at a blank screen. Michael Lebowitz wills the words to come.
The Bay of Fundy, bordered by the Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, boasts the highest tides in the world. Up to 50-foot variations in water level are commonplace here. You can enjoy the spectacle from a comfortable chair on the beach. Or you can see them up close — from a Zodiac raft.
To Sandra Phinney, fall and harvest time means time to pickle. She share some interesting trivia about pickling — and her favourite recipes.
I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about healing lately. Not about the process – but about the final destination. There is a destination, you know. This is not a continuous train that has to run for the rest of my life – there is an ending. And I’m reaching it. Enough with ‘in […]
U.S. officials declared today that BP’s once spewing well is ‘dead’ following the success of the last cementing procedure. But it’s important that we don’t let BP brainwash us — or greenwash their company yet again — with slick public relations and advertising.
Losing your pants during an interview isn’t the worse thing that can happen as our newest writer, Snotty McSnotterson, discovers when she unearths her “lucky pants” for the occasion.