Category Archives: Essays

Autumn

Autumn In my little corner of the world, autumn has settled in. Walking outside it still feels like summer, but a quick glance at the clock when darkness falls tells me the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer: A reminder that the bitter, biting and unrelenting winds of winter will soon… Read More »

Ordinary Days

Ordinary Days “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away.” I have been thinking about that particular aphorism lately. I wonder if our lives really are measured by the number of breaths we take or even by the number of moments… Read More »

Earl

Earl It wasn’t long ago I watched him walk down the street with a sad, strange limp. In spite of it being a warm, sunny day, he wore a tattered jacket, brown and threadbare in spots, and buttoned up to his neck. His face wrinkled and worn, only showed me that age had not been… Read More »

We Were Friends

We Were Friends At first I pretended. I tricked myself into thinking it didn’t matter much that you were no longer my friend. Sometimes I make life too complicated: We were good friends and then we weren’t – it’s as simple as that. It’s kind of like being told you have a terminal illness –… Read More »