I’m not sorry

Last week a friend of mine pointed out I need to stop apologizing so much. I sometimes joke that it’s a Canadian thing to do, and I can’t help myself as we’re just way too nice. While I think Canadians are nice people, I also think this is about more...

In Silence

While on vacation this summer I woke up one morning with swimmers ear. If you don’t know what swimmers is, it’s essentially an infection that causes the ear canal to swell shut. It’s annoying, uncomfortable, and painful if left untreated. The biggest problem when I...

Time to get out of this fog

I am writing this post early one morning while sitting on the shore of Cedar Lake in Algonquin Park. It’s beautiful out this morning, yet there’s a thin fog present on the lake. The trees on the far side have taken on a dull green colour, and it’s almost as if...

What truly matters

I don’t spend a lot of time paying attention to the news, but it’s hard to escape it these days. There are some pretty wacky, and at times scary things showing up in my social media feeds daily. The things I’m talking about centre on issues like Trump, racism, hate,...

Doing what people do

It’s been a couple of weeks since we returned from camping at Brent. Brent is a remote campground which is the very thing which draws us there.  More than anything, we love going to Brent for the quiet which comes from being so far from our busy world. Even our...

Connections that matter

This morning, I sit by the shore of Cedar Lake for likely the last time until next summer. It’s been a great three weeks, with our trailer parked about ten paces from the water. During our vacation, we’ve had visitors join us for a few days, gone fishing, boating,...