They Loved It Here

There used to be giants, and they loved it here. They’d sit their giant hinds in a row along the top edge of the escarpment, and pick at the loose rock with their hands or their feet, then throw or skip the smoothest stones across the bay. The Juravinski Hospital and...
There is Nothing Worth More Than This Day

There is Nothing Worth More Than This Day

“There is nothing worth more than this day.” Goethe My day began with a morning walk to Princess Point to watch the fish being sorted at the entrance to the Desjardins Canal. We are trying to control the carp population and rehabilitate the natural...
Blue Herons and Other Revelations

Blue Herons and Other Revelations

The Dundas Valley is home to the largest collection of lilacs in the world and come the weekend they will be in full bloom.  Today, just coming out, they are merely lovely, not yet magnificent. The dell is quiet, a young couple pushes a stroller, a mother and her...
Almost Long Enough

Almost Long Enough

When Charmaine was sixteen she decided to hitch-hike across Canada. She started in Vancouver and made her way east to Toronto where the CN Tower had just opened. She scored a dinner invitation to the revolving restaurant but there was nothing in her backpack suitable...