Le coeur en marmelade . . .

J’ai le coeur en marmelade . . . La perte de contrôle dans ma p’tite vie mondaine me déséquilibre. Je suis habituellement quelqu’un qui sait bien se gérer et à date, ça va assez bien … Mais comme tout le monde, je suis inquiète de notre monde d’aujourd’hui, et de la réalité de ce queContinue reading “Le coeur en marmelade . . .”

On receiving the degree of Honorary Doctorate of Education (honoris causa)

“Mr. Chancellor, Mr. President, Honored Platform Guests, Members of the Board of Governors, Members of the Academic Senate, staff, students, graduates and all family friends and special guests, Ladies and Gentlemen…” So … I have become ‘that’ person.  In 1992, while graduating from the University of Ottawa, I was sitting amongst my friends and peers andContinue reading “On receiving the degree of Honorary Doctorate of Education (honoris causa)”

To Everything … turn turn turn …

I was standing outside a while ago, taking pictures of the beautiful colours which are starting to surround me. I slept well last night … and awoke to a misty river. I always get nostalgic at this time of year, because although Summer is almost here, I know that soon, everything eventually falls asleep …Continue reading “To Everything … turn turn turn …”

Just making sure …

“Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. “Pooh?” he whispered.“Yes, Piglet?”“Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s hand. “I just wanted to be sure of you.”A.A. Milne A very special little guy whom I never met in person loves this quote… and this morning, after he whispered it to me again and again while visiting Dreamland – I had to find it andContinue reading “Just making sure …”

Lessons from My old man on the bench

I’m not sure how to start this one. Truth is, I’m wobbling right now, as so many of us are in the World. There is uncertainty. Fear. Not knowing where we’re going or if we’re ever going to get ‘there’. ‘This’ has become the ‘new’ normal – they say – and although I may seemContinue reading “Lessons from My old man on the bench”