Creation

Birthday Time

Another Birthday and now I’m 54.  It doesn’t feel like a celebration and there wasn’t one, really but it’s wonderful how many people reach out on social media or email and of course, my fabulous sons and husband are always so thoughtful. As I get older and say goodbye to some along the way, the proof of…

Celebrating the Life of Agnes Remme

Agnes Remme (April 7, 1924 – June 15, 2016) also known as Mom, Grandma, Great-Grandma and Aunt Agnes, was born Agnes Agatha Niedzwiecki in 1924 to Polish immigrants on their farm in Huntsville, Ontario.  They’d come to Canada from Krakow as Homesteaders to build a new life with their growing family – Mary, Frank, John, Agnes, Albert…

Cory

Cory Stananought:  February 8, 1983 – April 7, 2014 Cory was my cousin.  Being almost 20 years older, I remember him as an adorable, little boy, always smiling, high energy, impish.  I know he had some troubles along the way, some issues as a teenager but many of us have to overcome growing pains…  and he…

Eulogy for My Father

This eulogy for George B Watt was written and delivered by his youngest son, Doug at his funeral on October 10, 2013 in Simcoe, Ontario. Childhood George  Watt was born on July 27th, 1925 in Crossett, Arkansas.  His father, James Watt, was a construction engineer by trade, and his mother, Maude, born Eva Maude Moser…

Farewell to George Watt

My father-in-law, George Watt, passed away last night at the age of 88. He has been surrounded by family all weekend, as he lay unconscious in his hospital bed in Norfolk GH in Simcoe, Ontario, after a week of steady decline and failing health over the past year.  George was a unique character and one…

Is Socialization Essential to our Survival?

I’ve always been fascinated by that time in our distant past when we shared this planet with another sentient species – the Neanderthals.  No doubt my initial interest was fueled by Jean M Auel’s incredible books, starting with the “The Clan of the Cave Bears”. When I was working on my novel, “Vision Speak”,  I…

Ideas of “Conscious Evolution”

What is “Conscious Evolution” and how can this affect how you live your life?  Barbara Marx Hubbard, one of the founders of this movement, has defined it as follows: “Conscious evolution is the evolution of evolution, from unconscious to conscious choice. While consciousness has been evolving for billions of years, conscious evolution is new. It…

The “Desiderata”

This famous piece of prose insinuated itself into my psyche at an early age.  At our cottage in Huntsville, my parents hung the “Desiderata” on the wall of the main floor washroom.  So everytime I sat on the toilet as an impressionable young girl on our weekends away, I would read it and try to…