From Winter to Water

I dropped out of the tree and into the pool. Out of Ontario winter and into the Florida sun. I had sworn I wouldn’t. “My family are in Ontario,” I had protested to anyone who asked. I would miss dinners with my parents, followed by shared crossword puzzles and Raptors games. “And the girls.” Never […]

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Snow Dance of the Intrepid

I don’t believe in driving my car through a blizzard—I would have made the trip to my daughters’ university and back by now were it otherwise—but I’m not opposed to stepping outside to brave a snow storm on my own two feet. Granted, those feet won’t stray too far from my front doorstep. There is […]

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Warrior Girl Making Spring Snow Angels

It is 6 a.m. on March 22, 2014, two days into the spring season, at least by the calendar. It’s still dark outside when I peer out the window of the front door. The porch and front yard are blanketed in fresh snow, the sheer volume of it softening everything, all the hard-angled edges of […]

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Warrior Girl Shoveling Snow

I love shoveling snow. When I mentioned this to friends lately she furrowed her brow and looked doubtful for a moment. “You’re serious, aren’t you?” she asked.  It wasn’t really a question, and yes, I am absolutely serious. I will go out of my way to find extra snow to shovel just so that I can […]

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