A few weeks ago I visited Portland, Oregon. Intrigued by the Japanese Garden, I went there my first afternoon in the city. It did not disappoint. The scenery was amazing and set around tall redwoods, scenes missing from my prairie home. A Japanese Garden is a landscape garden, designed as place of reflection and meditation. Typically it includes the following elements – water, bridge, rocks, … Continue reading Portland Japanese Garden
Although I set goals every year, this year I am posting them to ensure I am more accountable. This is what I have planned for 2018: Travel I decided a few years ago that I would take at least one trip annually. It maybe within Canada, the USA, or abroad, as long as it is some place I’ve never been. This year I will be … Continue reading 2018 Goals
Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television has been on my to-read list for quite some time. I finally got around to it earlier this year. Jerry Mander provides a lot to think about in this book. Here is a summary of his main points and what I took away from it. Mander’s first criticism of television is how it creates artificial environments and disconnects … Continue reading Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television
“This was a time for silence, for being in pace with ancient rhythms and timelessness, the breathing of the lake, the slow growth of living things. Here the cosmos could be felt and the true meaning of attunement.” -Sigurd Olson The Singing Wilderness Continue reading Attunement
“Keep close to Nature’s heart…and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” – John Muir Continue reading Happy Birthday John Muir!
A few more pictures from my visit to Waterfowl Park ponds last summer: Continue reading Waterfowl Park Display Ponds #2
“The quality of our life isn’t measured by our degrees or possessions but by our behaviour. If we have love and fulfilling work, nothing else matters.” Continue reading Quality of Life