Of Ghosts and Unicorns and Quite a Few Metaphors

“I’m going to dress up as a unicorn this Halloween!” my youngest child tells me, glitter-eyed. I don’t think this is really in the spirit of Samhain, the ancient Celtic festival of the liminal, when ghosts and spirits walk among us. But it’s not as bad as the year she wanted to go as Twilight…

Personality and Relationships

Suppose it is so that people differ in temperament and that therefore their behavior is just as inborn as their body build. Then we do violence to others when we assume such differences to be flaws and afflictions.  David Keirsey In my early 20s, I was a waitress for a while. One of my co-workers…

Notes for New Fathers

Hello, soon-to-be dads as well as you guys who are just thinking about it. This piece is for you. I think it’s nice to share tips and stories with each other. So here we go with a few of the big things I have learned as I approach ten years of being a dad. The…

Feel the Flow

During a recent trip to London, I had the pleasure of talking with a lovely shop owner who suddenly began to discuss her love and admiration for the game of golf. This caught me off guard, because I had never envisioned a fashion-minded owner of a high-end boutique to be remotely interested in a game…

Running the Baby Marathon

There weren’t too many days over the past 10 years when I didn’t consider a future without a baby. It was a fearful thought. The news of the arrival of a friend’s new baby was always accompanied by conflicting feelings of happiness and a guilty self-pitying ache. We spent years trying for a baby before…

Paper Birds Craft

These colorful paper birds will be a beautiful reminder of the summer mornings and a lovely decoration for your windows, door knobs or flower pots. Of course, you can also make them in seasonal colors for autumn or for the winter holidays. What you need: Coloured paper or thin cardboard Stapler Scissors Ribbon What to…

August 2017: Mixed Bag

Mixed Bag is the topic for our August / September issue – dip your hand in and surprise yourself with what you pull out! It may be a great recipe for Romanian Dumpling Soup or Teriyaki Skewers. You might find yourself more informed about E-cigarettes or learn how to make an accordion photo album. Perhaps…