Treats

'Tis the season: Christmas cheers, Jingle Bells, Tinsel, Mistletoe, Rudolf and Santa’s other Reindeers. Children’s wishes, Santa’s letters, Singing carols, Christmas trees, Angels, and Anticipation Of wonder and Of happiness. Gatherings. Family and Friends celebrate A birth and the Allure of New beginnings In the New Year. Oodles of treats. Kiddies playing Guessing games Of…

The Adjustment

The house seems unusually quiet these days. A month ago senior mutt passed away two days shy of her fifteenth birthday. And the household is adjusting to her absence. Still, younger mutt no longer checks each room (searching for senior mutt) whenever us humans come home after work, shopping, or other outings. As for the…

Just Because

Away from the city noise. Away from roads choked with impatient motorists going nowhere fast. Walking in a quiet suburban area of one-way streets and no-through roads, I happened upon a quaint street. A quiet street lined on both sides with tall, mature trees; their canopy casting much needed shade on a hot summer’s day.…

The Gossipers

Every Tuesday morning they gather. Fine weather and they sit around one of the round, wooden tables just outside their favourite café. If inclement, or if a chill winter wind blows, they head indoors into the café. Willing hands help to rearrange a table and chairs while some sit on the long bench seat which…