Picking up the paddle…

About a year and a half ago, I was working full-time and feeling completely drained of energy and unhappy. My job was too much and not enough at the same time. I work for an excellent company, one that wins “best employer” every year. I have a good salary, benefits and adequate vacation time. SoContinue reading “Picking up the paddle…”


It’s nine o’clock on a Saturday

“It’s nine o’clock on a Saturday, the regular crowd shuffles in…” — no, not really. It’s sometime between 3:45 and 4:20 am and I’m lying in bed with a million ideas for things to write about flying through my head. Next to me, there is loud snoring and at my feet, and by my side,Continue reading “It’s nine o’clock on a Saturday”

Drawdown Design Project on Ologies

Doing my part to spread the word about the positive impact we can all have on climate change, sustainability and gender equality… "When women get access to education – and we’re primarily talking about women in countries other than Western countries – they tend to rise into leadership roles and they just… They tend toContinue reading “Drawdown Design Project on Ologies”

Cherry Pound Cake

My intention for this blog was and is to write about art, my art, other inspiring creative projects. On family day this year I found myself thinking about my father and baking a cake. Cherry Pound Cake is the birthday treat I made for him for many years. Often, he said there weren’t enough cherriesContinue reading “Cherry Pound Cake”

Custom Content

I have very mixed feelings about customized/targeted marketing. The pinnacle of great marketing of late seems to be the ability to give customers exactly what they want without any barriers. In my day job, I hear discussions heralding the NetFlix and Amazon experience as the ultimate goal of any commercial service. Isn’t it fantastic thatContinue reading “Custom Content”

Happy 2021!

Well, that was certainly a year like no other. We have seen remarkable acts of humanity and inhumanity through 2020. I am so fortunate to work from home, to have a home, to have friends and family. As a Canadian, I found that in spite of restrictions, or even because of them, there were manyContinue reading “Happy 2021!”