Sensalia

Sensalia ran through the forest in a daze.  She had a flash of a memory, a woman yelling, telling her to go. The fleeing young woman ran from all she knew. The further she went, the less she could remember of the life she grew up in. Instinctively, she knew she came from a place in the elven kingdom. A kingdom separated and isolated from the human world; the world she now found herself in. The young human woman raced Read more…

January 17

Sunshine glistened off the freshly fallen snow that coated the ski runs. The intermediate and beginner runs all funneled toward the dual chairlifts of the Snowghost and the Ridge Rocket express. Crisp morning air sparkled with ice crystals that danced above the newly coated world. With anticipation, we put our gear on and stepped outside to greet the day. It was another glorious day at our mountain home of Big White. The real world hung in the shadows as we Read more…

January 12

I walked away from one of my roles in the community yesterday. It was with an uncertain heart that I resigned my position from The Greater Westside Board of Trade. Time is the most precious asset we have, donating my time to something I no longer felt engaged with was unfair to the board and myself. I loved being a part of something bigger in the community and I was honoured to have been nominated to serve on the board. Read more…

January 11, 2021 Playoff football

This weekend was the beginning of the NFL playoffs. I sat and watched gridiron heroes play a child’s game for a king’s ransom. In the coronaverse, the live football experience has changed drastically, much like the rest of the sports world. Millionaire athletes played a season of football in empty stadiums. These athletes continued to line the pockets of the billionaire owners. I found it difficult to care. I have always enjoyed watching football, preferably the Canadian version. Watching NFL Read more…

January 6 peaceful? Transition of power…

“Capitol under siege” the headline screamed on the TV screen. Our world was rocked again by the news that unfolded today in the US capitol. Rioters stormed the capitol building and American democracy was under fire today. I wish I was more surprised this happened, after the last six weeks of misinformation and claims of cheating, I almost expected it. Trump incited his people to attack and disrupt the certification of the election. Of the three former presidents’ still alive, Read more…

January 5 2021

I peeled my eyes slowly open. The clock lit the darkness, 6:10 it read. It was time to move, time to go to the mountain and try my injured knee on the slopes. I rolled over and crawled out of bed. There aren’t many things that get me out of bed at six in the morning. Skiing is one of them. I fired up my truck and cruised towards the morning sunrise. The icy roads were slick with an early Read more…

January 3 2021

A new year has dawned upon the surface of our world. Hope has risen and they have started distributing vaccines to health workers and the most vulnerable. The time has come for us to embrace the lessons of the last year; lessons in patience, love, and in compassion. Will this new year end with everyone coming together again? I hope it ends differently than it has begun. In many parts of the world 2021 began much like 2020 ended; in Read more…