I was one of the 8 million people who read Mandy Len Catron's essay in the New York Times' Modern Love section, To Fall in Love with Anyone, Do This, and was enchanted by the idea that a 36 question quiz could make you fall in love with someone. Her book, which I just finished … Continue reading How to be happy in love? Invest in the people you love. With your time and attention.
We had spent the day repairing bluebird nest boxes and were about sixty kilometres off highway 97 in ranch country west of Clinton. The freshly graded road allowed us to zip along at eighty if we chose to; we had averaged thirty; our eyes were too thirsty for colour and novelty after a winter of … Continue reading Saturday Night on the 1100 Road
Halfway down the valley, in the dark, something slithered onto the floor, irrevocably, undoubtedly, lost somewhere in the vehicle. Logically, I know things are not really lost, just misplaced, but if you don’t retrieve them immediately, they slip out of your consciousness and might as well have vanished. It is hard enough to recall the … Continue reading The Noise in the Car