I tend to kill houseplants, so the blossoming Christmas cactus on our kitchen windowsill is particularly beautiful. Even more incredible is that we received this cactus as a housewarming gift over three years ago, and it is still alive! Will miracles never cease?Read More Most beautiful thing: Christmas cactus
This past weekend Darren and I watched Frost/Nixon, Ron Howard‘s 2008 historical drama based on the stage play by Peter Morgan. Frost/Nixon reexamines the characters and circumstances leading up to the historic 1977 interviews between the British television personality and the former US president. It looks at the frustration of Frost’s research team with Richard […]Read More Frost, Nixon, and the corruption of power.
I miss chocolate. After I finish this post I plan on ignoring the dietary recommendations from my naturopath and eating a chocolate brownie before bed. In the meantime I have two stories for you that involve chocolate. We will begin with the sad story. During my last visit to the naturopath I finally got the […]Read More Tale of Two Cakes
I took this a couple of weeks ago. Even though I am stranded in the middle of suburbia, the beauty of the natural world still shines amidst all our man-made symmetry and ugliness. Thank goodness.Read More Most beautiful thing: Sunrise