The Quaking Aspen

Le cœur a ses raisons que la raison ne connaît point. - Blaise Pascal I am currently reading a book called 'The Hidden Life of Trees' by Peter Wohlleben. It is a fascinating book.  Here is an excerpt from page 183. "The quaking aspen takes its name from its leaves, which react to the slightest... Continue Reading →

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New Cat!

I have had him for 2 weeks. His name is Stewie. He is a 5 year old orange tabby, 15 lbs, a little overweight. He is super friendly with strangers.  He came from a shelter where before that , he was seized from his previous owner.  He loves to cuddle up to me when I... Continue Reading →


I just finished reading a book called 'Voyager' by Russell Banks.  Banks is the award-winning author of The Sweet Hereafter. This book was written later in his life, and published in 2016. This was travel writing, but travel writing interweaved with Banks' personal life - specifically the emotional tug of war within himself as illustrated... Continue Reading →

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