the curve of time

The Curve of Time is the astounding story of Muriel Wylie Blanchet, widowed in 1927, and who single-handedly adventured the coastal waters around here with her five children on a 25-foot boat named Caprice. This painting by famous Canadian marine artist, Harry Heine, perfectly provokes the mood of the text. Caprice and her adventurers add […]

sense at last

This recently in the news: A Vatican official has welcomed a European Court of Human Rights ruling on the display of crucifixes in Italian classrooms. Crucifixes displayed publicly in Italy, including in classrooms, are a sign of Christianity’s key contribution to European culture and civilisation, said Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, president of the Pontifical Council for […]

a ray of hope

Guess what? This week we had a ray of sunshine in the house for the first time in about three months, I think! Maybe it is true. Maybe spring will come one day after all!    

three … is a magic number

For a while now, we have had a three year old in the house again, and I do not know how we got from here:   right past this:   and this:   and this:   and then a whole lot more:   all the way up to here: in a mere blink of the […]