Animal Teachers
  As a child I remember how much animals captured my imagination – I saw them as potential yet often elusive friends.  I wanted to be an animal doctor when I grew ...
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Rafting the Alsek River
This August I embarked on an adventure – a rafting trip on the upper Alsek River with Canadian River Expeditions.   I had saved for this trip for a few years as a ...
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Finding the Edge
Reflecting on this (Robert Davidson) quote again, I think “the knife edge” between the past and future is where true creativity lives.  Some think creativity is only painting, drawing, dancing or making ...
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Seeing More
As many of my students have told me, their lives seem richer because they are seeing better and seeing more.  It’s helpful to remember that we don’t teach reading and writing to produce ...
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View
This painting is loosely based on a view of the Comox Valley, perhaps from Cumberland or somewhere in the Beaufort Mountains.  It describes the place in a mountainbike ride or a hike you ...
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Windows Into the Past - Visiting the National Gallery
This December I had my dream experience of spending two days, mostly alone, at our National Gallery in Ottawa.  I have been asked several times what my favourite piece was but I ...
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My Friend the Weekly Planner
A weekly planner has been part of my daily life for over ten years now.  There are countless ways of keeping track of life’s commitments; such as in a wall calendar, computer ...
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Creative Impulse
Lately I’ve been writing in my journal almost daily as well as taking pictures as a way to stay in touch with my creativity in the midst of a busy life with ...
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