Serious Laughs

Serious Laughs

Last week I went to a humor workshop at the Toronto Storytelling Festival, given by Alan Shain who is a standup comedian and storyteller with cerebral palsy. Shain has a serious gift for flipping heavy subjects on their backsides. As somebody who labors to speak and...
Recipes for Holiday Happiness

Recipes for Holiday Happiness

I found the “Recipe for Holiday Unhappiness” cartoon (below) in my archive and it gave me a chuckle so I thought I’d share it. (All still so true!) It’s followed by a real (and delicious!) recipe for savory cookies that I found in the Toronto...
Disengagement

Disengagement

Disengagement. It almost sounds like a dirty word in this day and age. With all the problems that we’re facing in the world, why would anyone want to unplug, step back, and stop running after whatever it is we’re running for? I once had this dream that...
Keeping it Loose

Keeping it Loose

Lately, I’ve been drawing. I used to say I can’t draw my way  out of a paper bag, but I draw anyway, whether or not I deem myself worthy, because something in me wants to draw what can’t be expressed through words. The drawings often come out of...

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