Frogs sit still and so can we

This photo is of a giant concrete frog on a playground in my neighbourhood. In normal times, it would be covered with children climbing and jumping and playing. But as we near a full year of pandemic life where I am, the frog sits alone, untouched. I noticed this, pondering this strange existence we’ve been … Read more Frogs sit still and so can we


I’ll wash, the air can dry

dishes in a drying rack

Our dishwasher is on the fritz. It’s a relic and so it didn’t come as a surprise, just an inconvenient truth. And after digesting the initial disappointment, I was surprised to find myself entertaining the idea of delaying a replacement purchase. Maybe we don’t need a dishwasher, I thought. Let’s be honest, there is a … Read more I’ll wash, the air can dry


What is soft bends rather than breaks

stormy sea with splashes and waves

My natural state is to push, to power through, to stubbornly stand my ground. (Hello, I’m a Taurus bull.) As a society, we’ve tended to reward this earth-bound quality recommending that you “dig in your heels”, “put your foot down”, and “hold firm”. The ideas of endurance and gritting through are idealized. Still, I’ve made … Read more What is soft bends rather than breaks