Grey Matters

Dandelion

Long Live the Dandelion

I saw my first dandelion of the season early this month, and it absolutely made my day. I love dandelions.

Are the trees weeping?

I grew up in Canadian Shield country. Rocks were what I noticed and loved. A few kilometres north were remnants of the boreal forest,

Christmas ornament

Grey Matters: Christmas memories

I’ve just finished “taking down Christmas” for another year. I love the ritual; the small, silent, solitary ceremony of this dismantling.

Grey Matters: Reflections on time

I’m convinced time is speeding up. I remember being told “coming soon! Those things weren’t “soon” Now, at 72, everything comes much sooner

grippers and cutter

Grey Matters: Grip and gripes

I’m coming to grips with how bad my grip is. Some things that have gotten better with time, my ability to tolerate my arthritis has not.

Old Boler, older bones

The Boler trailer was built in Manitoba around 1973. It’s not as old as my old bones, for sure, but there are a number of similarities.

Springing forth

Lately there’s been a lot of media coverage about “languishing” and people experiencing stress due to COVID-19 restrictions. I hate to admit it, but I think I have finally succumbed to COVID burnout.

Pollyanna-ing the pandemic

Pollyanna-ing the pandemic

What I’m writing about in this column are the benefits and blessings of technology that I’ve discovered in the last year.

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