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Friends: mirrors and shadows

Dedicated to my Deerhurst friends. It’s taken me a lot of years to appreciate the adage: a friend is your mirror and your shadow; your mirror never lies, reflecting back exactly what’s in front of it, and your shadow never leaves you, sticking with you no matter what you’re up to. There are exceptions to […]

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Saving Cece

Cece, short for Cecilia, is my granddaughter, two years old at the time of this writing. She’s the most beautiful, intelligent, disarming child in my world. She’s kidnapped my heart and is holding it ransom. Her innocence, potentiality and vulnerability are demanding a huge payout—an ecologically sustainable world for her future. Before Cece, my love […]

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A happy kind of sadness

Standing on the outfitters’ dock and looking back across Kawawaymog Lake and the autumn-coloured hills beyond, I was overtaken by melancholy. Even though it had been an epic struggle against wind and whitecapped waves to canoe across the endless lake to return to the starting point of our adventure, wet and chilled I wanted to […]

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Why you should NOT chase self-development

You can’t see it to pursue it. You’ve heard the adage: pursue a butterfly and it eludes you, sit quietly and it alights on your shoulder. It’s much like that with self-development. You scare it off when you frantically chase after it with your huge butterfly net of self-help books, life coaching, motivational podcasts and […]

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