Category Archives: The Sweet Life

Practical Everyday Magic

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“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”  —Albert Einstein One morning while getting ready for the day, I pondered the concept … Continue reading

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The Sweet, Sweet Sound of Music

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I come from a musical household. When I was young, there would be mornings we were awakened to the sound of a strumming guitar, a stomping foot, and my dad singing a Johnny Cash or Elvis tune (this one a … Continue reading

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An Ode to Sultry Summer Pleasures

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“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”  —F. Scott Fitzgerald,  The … Continue reading

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The Upside of Vulnerability

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Wanda St.Hilaire, Of Love, Life and Journeys vul·ner·a·ble (vlnr–bl) adj. 1. a. Susceptible to physical or emotional injury. b. Susceptible to attack. c. Open to censure or criticism; assailable. (Wikipedia) Quite a number of posts back, I was about to … Continue reading

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The Dolphin in the Snow

“It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed.”  (Me too, Mr. Einstein, me too.) –Albert Einstein Authenticity is at the core of living life by heart. The heart doesn’t operate by logic … Continue reading

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Bringing Sexy Back

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“Sex appeal is 50% what you’ve got and 50% what people think you’ve got.” —Sophia Loren It’s Valentine’s Day and I am sitting in Café Kawa, observing. In Calgary, it’s not a big day. It brings to mind the topics … Continue reading

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Starlight, Star Bright …

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“Make a wish,” said Indigo. Rose made a wish and then asked, “Why?” “That’s what I always do. Wish on the moving ones.” “Does it matter how fast they move?” “I don’t think so.” “Can you wish on airplanes, too?” … Continue reading

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Of Underdogs and Everyday Alchemists

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A formidable courage resides inside you The path to your dreams is sometimes treacherous But cast aside the shroud of skepticism Ask your imagination for the stepping-stones to your aspirations You have but one fleeting moment here with two choices: … Continue reading

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Dreaming in Mexican

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A lazy cat napping on the sofa in the galería a stray dog approaching, head down, tail swaying in an anticipated touch the rooster that knows not the hands of the clock the unexpected play of dolphins breaking the skin … Continue reading

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