Maui Monarchs

Try as I might the last week, I had been unable to capture on my camera what looked at first glance to be a Monarch Butterfly. Living in Ontario, Canada where Monarchs are native and pass through during the migration to the forests of Mexico, I thought it odd seeing a Monarch flying along the…

Rituals in the Restaurant

Experiencing good food is a favourite pastime of mine. I love food, lots of different types of food. You name it: Italian, German, Japanese, Korean, and the list goes on and on and on.  When in new restaurants I love to try some of my favourite menu items as a sort of benchmark for the…

Krispy Kreme

We landed in Maui and drove to the hotel. Along the way, I realized that we are in a paradise that is unlike any other I had been to before: it is part of America. I fancy myself well-travelled and certainly more so than I could have ever imagined when I was growing up.   …

The Joy of Slow Travel

It’s a gift to have the opportunity to travel. But although you can travel you might not see what is in front of, or behind you because you have not slowed down. Granted, not everyone wants to slow down. But with slowing down comes a reconnection with oneself and one’s surroundings. Jetlag and no plans…

LoveĀ 

  Last night as an older couple sat down in the lounge, I was struck by the unspoken love between the two. Looking at their canes I was struck at how it symbolized, at least in my mind, the love between two people that has lasted decades. The story I have for them includes many…

Goose on a Roof

  When I first saw a goose on a roof two weeks ago I didn’t have a phone or camera with me but today I did.  So although it is not Thursday, this is my “Thankful Thursday” post on a Monday. I am thankful for surprises (like my goose on the roof) and thankful that…