Tag Archives: childhood.

Peter Pan Lives Here. Times Two

‘Can you see me?’ ‘No Peter…’ But I do. I see a tuft of wild hair, I see the smile sparkling like a golden butterfly from behind stalks of bunchgrass. Little boy is at it again. Peter Pan indeed. We’ve read the books, abridged and unabridged, yet again, and we will do it one more… Read More »

Advice To My Sons: Live With Joy

Live with joy, no matter what comes your way, because joy is never to be lost, I’ll tell you why. You were once given to the world, to feel it all, to add to it, to stub your toes against thick knobbly roots and not feel anger but joy that trees exist and you can… Read More »

In Praise Of Slowness

Originally published as a column in the AM News on Friday, July 4, 2014. We were on a mission to get a couple of laneway wild poppies, my youngest son and I. We were inspired by one of the vendors at Art in the Park on Canada Day. In case you missed it, make sure… Read More »