Thriving:  Thursday

Thriving: Thursday

We always had plants growing throughout my childhood home. The smaller plants seemed to practically maintain themselves due to our mother’s knack for caring for living and growing things. It was the larger (tropical sort of plants) looming in the Living room corners...
Wishy, Washy (Not!) Wednesday

Wishy, Washy (Not!) Wednesday

When my mother decided it was spring cleaning time (i.e. time to wash a seemingly endless supply of windows from the Old Tuxedo, Winnipeg home in which I grew up with my family, there was absolutely no trace of indecision, no wishy, washiness in her. She gathered up...
Time for ?:  Tuesday

Time for ?: Tuesday

Prepping for a journey (sizeable or not) can be a daunting, overwhelming task. Sometimes it’s just a matter of taking that first step toward your goal or project. Once you have started, further steps toward your project or goal are often easier to focus upon and the...
Mapping the Expedition:  Monday

Mapping the Expedition: Monday

My parents, Dr. E. C. Shaw and Mrs. Margaret Shaw, siblings (three sisters and a brother), and I have spent years in the company of an Arctic explorer, Captain William Kennedy, his wife, Eleanor (nee Cripps), their daughter, Mary, and their son, William. My father...
Earth Day:  Business Challenge

Earth Day: Business Challenge

Here is your Earth Day (Sunday, April 22nd) Challenge: to consider implementing a program (as soon as you are able) in which you offer a discount or reward to customers and/or staff who supply their own glass or metal straw (on the premises of your establishment)...