Tag Archives: Winter

Fire and Ice

Fire. The glowing embers of a dying fire are endlessly fascinating, evoking almost primaeval emotions. Time stands still as you watch the flames slowly dance over the hot coals, the soft light and gentle warmth surrounding you. Ice, on the … Continue reading

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Sand and Snow

Two very different things. And yet, they have a surprising amount in common. Both can be severe, even deadly, or incredibly beautiful. Context is everything. Both can be an endless source of amusement for children. Put a child in an … Continue reading

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Through a Traveler’s Eyes

When we travel we see the world through a different lens. It makes everything look new and exciting, because, well… we are seeing things that are new and exciting. But I also enjoy viewing the everyday world through those same … Continue reading

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Irony

This weekend I went skating outdoors on the canal in Ottawa. It was not the first time that I went skating outdoors this season. Ironically, the first time was in November, in San Jose, and it was positively warm. This … Continue reading

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