I ate the most delicious cherries the other day. I only buy cherries if they’re from neighbouring British Columbia, and I make a point of stuffing myself when they’re in season. Eating cherries always makes me think of my Kamloops family. Kamloops, B.C., is where my dad’s oldest sister lived. Every summer, my Auntie Jessie … Read more Why Not Bake a Cherry Pie?
My baba, Pauline (nee Hewko) Fill. Photo by Mark Anderson, 1976. I am not a religious person. Frankly, I’m a bit jaded by the terrible things people do to one another in the name of religion. But I do try to be a good person. That’s a lesson I learned from my parents and grandmothers. … Read more Doing Good Is Good for You
Did you ever play cat’s cradle when you were a kid? I did, with clever friends in elementary school, but I could never recreate the game when I tried it at home. I could blame this on my little brother’s clumsy fingers, but really, it was because I could never remember how to do it … Read more The Invention of String
I don’t think of myself as a materialist. Not especially, at any rate. I am a Taurus, so I do love beautiful things. But I don’t have to have a lot of beautiful things. Just some beautiful things that do, in fact, make me happy. I wrote about the power of things in a blog … Read more The Importance of Things