Where have all the flowers gone? It’s a hackneyed question, but I needed an answer today. I found them growing by the Grand River near Waterloo, Ontario. This morning brought news of the devastating shooting at an Orlando nightclub that … Continue reading
There was a rainbow outside my office window a minute ago. I don’t mind taking it as a symbol of hope. It disappeared before I could take a photo. Some things we see are for our individual eyes only. … Continue reading
Satisfying work is teaching me a new lesson about the need for relaxation. Some days we just need to come unplugged.
To younger people with mental health disorders I wish I could say, “It will be ok.” Man, that is what I hoped to hear from someone when I was younger. The truth is more complex. Sometimes it will not … Continue reading
As a boy I played endlessly in an overgrown woodlot we neighbourhood children called The Jungle. Massive Manitoba maples, trees-of-heaven, stinging nettles, staghorn sumac, wild grapes and native sweet cicely, Osmorhiza claytonii, obscured mysterious archaeological evidence, such as the concrete … Continue reading
We all need people who inspire us, whether heroes, models, mentors or friends. During the WordCount Blogathon Speed River Journal will present a special Saturday feature profiling people I admire. These are all living people whose work relates directly or … Continue reading