Posts Tagged ‘winnipeg’

Discovering My Mission

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Camp girlIf you follow me on FaceBook, you’ve seen the saga I went through a few weeks ago – it took me about 24 hours longer to get from Winnipeg to San Antonio, TX, than intended. Blizzards, maintenance issues and everything the Universe could throw at me conspired to keep me from getting there on Thursday afternoon, as planned. (more…)

Finishing and Beginning Anew

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016
Me Reading Dec 2014

Reading Torah – December 2014

The month-long cycle of the Jewish High Holy Day season is now over. (more…)

Do You Have a Job For This Young Man?

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Martin KaethlerAre you looking for an office manager in Winnipeg who will work enthusiastically for your good cause? My friend Martin might just fit your ticket. (more…)

They Are Here

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014


The long-dreaded moment is here

They are here. They’ve been talked about for months and their appearance has been imminent, although we all hoped it was a false alarm. But now there is no question about the hard reality. The communal mail boxes are here. (more…)

The Alternative Minyan Lives!

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014
Rosh Hashanah 2008

Rosh Hashanah 2008 by Leslie, on Flickr

Just over a year ago, I published in this space a guest blog post by Carol Rose, about the Rose Family Alternative High Holiday Minyan and its illustrious 35 years of operation. My family and I have been honoured to be participants in this minyan for over a decade. This year, however, is different. (more…)

My Interview with Ariel Gordon is Up!

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Fruit Share LogoI am ridiculously excited. My interview with the poet Ariel Gordon is up on the Fruit Share blog. Everybody enjoy and feel free to share!!!

Fruit Share Wins an Award!

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Fruit Share LogoYou will remember that I have written several times about the wonderful organisation called Fruit Share. Started in 2010 by the inimitable Getty Stewart, this volunteer-run group connects homeowners with excess fruit in their backyards with volunteer pickers who climb the trees and fill the baskets. (more…)

Musings on Snow

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Festival du Voyageur, 2014

Festival du Voyageur, 2014

Snow in Winnipeg is nothing unusual. We generally have the white stuff here on the ground from November until May. But I think most people would agree that this year the snow has been more of a presence in our lives than it usually is. (more…)

Froggy Love

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

FrogBox by Michael Kwan (Freelancer), on Flickr

Oh, Froggy went a-courting and he did ride … in a big, green plastic box that is an environmentally sustainable answer to the eternal cardboard conundrum. Dragon Den‘s Jim Treliving has a stake in this Vancouver-based company, so it must be a good thing, right? (more…)