Plans for 2015

New Year. Time to make new resolutions, or rehash the old ones you never got around to do. A chance to fill up the calendar/diaries, planning for a year that’s better than the last. Overall, my plan this year is quite simple; to achieve that state of zen between work,...

2014: The Year In Review

As the clock struck midnight to end 2014, the words of Claire Morgan from the 2011 movie New Year’s Eve kept echoing in my mind. “… to stop, and reflect on the year that has gone by, to remember both our triumphs and our missteps, our promises made and broken, the...

Nala – The New Addition to Our Family

Our cute little Nala If anyone had told us that we would find so much joy from another dog so soon following Sasha’s passing, we would have laughed cynically. You are the very epitome of things happening to you when you least expect it. From the moment we stumbled...

Day Off = Productive Writing Time….. Right?

When I was working full-time, I used to squeeze in some writing whenever I could. In the spare 10 minutes I had before having to back the car out of the garage, ready to go to work. In-between dinner preparations, waiting for the meat to brown or the sauce to thicken....

Struck by Inspiration (of a Different Kind)

When I feel the need to take a break from the written world, or when all my ideas seem stagnant, I turn into another craft; one that has enticed me long before I started scribbling with pen and paper. Just like writing, this craft has a very similar therapeutic...

Our Miracle Dog

Our beautiful Sasha It’s been three months since you passed away. It hadn’t come as a total surprise. Quite the contrary, your Dad and I have watched you deteriorate for quite some time. We have seen and worried about you losing all your muscles, so much...