When breath becomes air

Paul Kalanithi’s book, When Breath Becomes Air, is a poignant yet inspirational journey of a healthy man whose expectations of a long life are slaughtered. In 2013, sixteen months before completion of residency in neurological surgery, Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage-4 lung cancer. As he endured  cancer treatment, he turned to an earlier love: writing. He began to…

The Lookout: El Mirador

The first snake I saw on this “snake-infested” trek was a False Coral Snake or maybe a Coral Snake or maybe a Milk Snake.  The only thing certain about this tiny, 1/2 diameter x 12″ long juvenile snake was it was a serpent (though I think it was a “plant”). The night before, as I walked…

Day 5: Downtown Belleville

More images for our beautiful downtown.  Victorian architecture, modern architecture, a new condo development by FairTradeWorks, a historical plaque to commemorate Dr. Collip a local boy who assisted with the development of insulin for diabetes…PLUS Kate and her Kitchen, Reiki on Wheels, Belleville Public Library & Parrott Art Gallery viewed from Connor House, and Lafferty’s…

Time to spare, go by air -Death Valley

  Day 2, Sunday: No communication from Air Canada.The AC rep had informed Mom that FedEx didn’t work on Sunday, but promised to request permission for same day service with an alternate delivery service for Sunday or same day service FedEx service on Monday. Mom emphasized that she’d only be at Death Valley for four days,…

The Sky’s the Limit!

On June 25th, 2016 I attended the CFB Trenton Airshow on the very day that my dear friend and former student, Joyce Spring was celebrating her birthday.  This serendipity prompted me to post a blog about her second book, The Sky’s the Limit (2006).    Joyce’s first book, Daring Lady Flyers (1994), highlighting the stories of daring…