May 15th, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

May 15, 2016 - Riding the ferry home from the Island today I skimmed Facebook and came across a post by someone I follow. The quote in the post resonated with me given something I am struggling with currently. Books. Books are important. They transport us to other places, other times. They introduce us to [...]

The importance of slowing down

March 7th, 2016|116 Photographs in 2016|

March 3, 2015 - I haven't picked up my camera in over a month, haven't written about a photo in a month, that's a strange feeling. Life is so busy, and it's so easy to let ourselves be too busy. The internet makes information so easily accessible that we ingest more and more, but digest [...]

Kindle Doesn’t Light My Fire.

November 25th, 2009|Just Thinking|

I have always loved reading. When I was a kid I hid under the covers with a flashlight after I'd been sent off to bed for the night. Books were, and are, so many things. They are knowledge. They are an escape. They are inspirational. They are educational. They are entertaining. They enlighten us. They [...]

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The Aye-Aye and I

August 28th, 2009|Just Thinking|

I had never heard of Gerald Durrell (the little brother of Lawrence Durrell) until a friend introduced me to his writing just before we went off to the Ionian this past Spring. He was British and was hauled off to Corfu as a child where he became interested in the natural world. Later in life [...]

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July 27th, 2008|Just Thinking|

A somewhat random collection of books on my personal bookshelf that I either can't live without, or have recently read. Living Conscientiously The 100 Mile Diet by Alisa Smith and J. B. MacKinnon Green Housekeeping by Ellen Sandbeck Ecoholic by Adria Vasil Fiction Factory The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham The Kraken Wakes [...]

Language Barriers

July 9th, 2008|Just Thinking|

I love language, particularly when I can interpret it. What fascinates me the most is how so many of us around the world speak such different versions of the same language....namely English. There are such striking similarities and differences between British English, Canadian English and America English that I picked up a few books last [...]