If one is declining an invitation to a Facebook event, “yes, no, or maybe” will suffice in the public response. One should avoid declining with a lengthy description of their own event, its place, date, time and ticket price. Geez.
I’m not sure if I written about this before. If so, I apologize. Christmas window displays in department stores seem to suspend time, stopping us in our determined shopping tracks and sending us into a revery of memory and a bit of nostalgic longing. Simpson’s in Halifax, Eaton’s in Toronto, Ogilvie’s in Montreal, Woodward’s in [...]
I worked on a project recently that had very tight deadlines. Very tight deadlines. Tight deadlines. Here’s how it unfolded (abbreviated version): All ducks were corralled and set in a straight line – studio, producer, engineer, musicians, manufacturer, and all the other details required to record and manufacture a CD. Photos – done. Artwork, design [...]
Repair people, city workers, songwriters, concert presenters, spring flowers, sun, toothbrushes, wine, cats…I repeat: just do your job(s).
Somehow, I managed to turn off the automatic forwarding system of Facebook. I didn’t intend to do this, but it’s happened. In order to make any changes, pick up messages (with the recent exception of the talented Jill Barber, whose messages find their way to my real email – this is a mystery) or hear [...]
I scrubbed my kitchen floor today and, as always, it looks exactly the same now as it did before I scrubbed it. I scrub on my hands and knees because I don’t think one can really clean a floor with a mop, unless one is not wearing their glasses. Without glasses, the kitchen floor looks pure [...]
It has to be said – or maybe not – that I’ve made a lot of bad decisions in my life. Here’s an incomplete list of bad decisions: Took the advice of an aspiring make-up artist and ended up looking like a Geisha girl wearing a lipstick that was wrong. Very wrong. Once, on a [...]
A great day for waiting by the door. Two deliveries, each long anticipated. Surprising me pleasantly was the delivery of a new travel coffee-maker, followed by the delivery of a quilt my cousin made for me. The coffee maker will save me from bad coffee on the road, and the worst of the bad (my [...]
If I were in the country tonight, I’d walk in the woods. Snow has just stopped falling and, because there is a full moon behind the clouds, it’s more like late dusk than night. But I’m not in the country tonight. I’m in the city and have just come in from shoveling. With my neighbours [...]
“The Pillow Book” by Sei Shonagon – it was to this book I referred in my recent blog about lists. What was lost is found. Thank-you, Jo Edgett, for wrangling this book back to me. Beautiful Jo. On things lost and returned I can spend hours of thought. There’s one great loss to which I return [...]