mist rising on phantom lake

strong words

In the last week, many people have come together to protest the culture of hate and fear in our country, a culture fed and fired up by the NRA, a culture given a focus and a pulpit with the orange one’s candidacy. As...

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daisies 2016-06

precious and singular, each one

When Death Comes When death comes like the hungry bear in autumn; when death comes and takes all the bright coins from his purse to buy me, and snaps the purse shut; when death comes like the measle-pox; when death comes like an...

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vintage letter box


After such a long hiatus, things are a little dusty around here. I’m in the process of changing things up a little Chez Scatterbeams – both in the front and the back of the house. In the interest of transparency, I...

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where my strength is

Years ago, I took Karen Walrond‘s Pathfinder course. Through a series of fun and insightful exercises, I identified my strengths – my superpowers – celebrating, savouring, connecting, and storytelling. Our...

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breakfast on mustique

birds are not welcome at breakfast

I thought I would write about waffles long before I put up a post on crêpes. Which is funny mostly because I’ve been making crêpes for a LOT longer. And because the biggest reason I’ve put off the crêpe post is...

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