Tag: COVID-19

Main Street Melancholy

1960s small-town life When I was a kid in 1960s small-town Nova Scotia, going “uptown” was a big deal. Oh, the wonders to be seen at Woolworth’s, the hardware store and the Metropolitan store in those simpler times! Tanks full of innocent goldfish, waiting to be bagged up and taken home to a guaranteed short…

Important Books in my Life

I’ve been having fun thinking of seven books that have been influential in my life, yet another Face Book tagging game. I’m sure there could have been others, but these are the ones that came to my mind first. the book I re-read at least once a year, while occasionally wishing I was Kate DiCamillo…

Nature, Picasso and other ramblings…

As we’re all trying to keep up with the COVID-19 news, I’ve been spending lots of time by the ocean. I’ve been thinking about Nature, the essential part of our world we have so little control over. I wonder what lessons we’ll all take away from this pandemic. Will we travel less? Buy more locally-produced…