The Week in Review

I gently lay a cloth over the table and set out the tea things. On the wall, our back-to-school banner hangs above the plate rack. The sideboard proudly sports a display of Eastern European-flavoured objects: matryoshka dolls, an accordian, brightly embroidered clothing, little felt and cardboard figurines that I picked up on a trip out … Continue reading The Week in Review

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The Week in Review

It's our last weekend of Christmas break! Have you enjoyed your holidays? We sure have! It has been a lovely few weeks of relaxation that has left all of us feeling so refreshed. I love Christmas break. I also love the fresh, unspoiled canvas of a new year. Do you have any exciting plans as … Continue reading The Week in Review

Each Day Special: Finding the Sacred in the Common

The mid-summer heat is almost unbearable, yet I hesitate to turn on the air conditioning. Fans hum in unison with cicada songs drifting through open windows. I've just come in from inspecting the gardens, which are in a sad state. Despite my best efforts, most of the vegetables have been dug up by a marauding … Continue reading Each Day Special: Finding the Sacred in the Common