Food 4Thought

ramblings from a food writer & former professional chef

When you can’t see the forest…

When you can't see the forest for the trees, as the saying goes, it's understandable when they're as big as these, as my new saying goes. I don't think I will ever get used to the height of West Coast... Continue Reading →

Mindfulness, Haiku

worse than yesterday, better than my tomorrows I live for today

Night Lunch

I originally posted this in 2013, and it celebrates the evening ritual of "Night Lunch" in many Newfoundland homes and in particular, my mother-in-law's house. Cookies and milk? That was for Santa on Christmas Eve. A night lunch would be... Continue Reading →

You are getting sleeeepppyyyy…

When I was first diagnosed with ALS, the one thing I could not get under control was the fear. More than a fear actually, it was the sheer terror of knowing the horrific journey I was headed on, the gradual... Continue Reading →

Awake & Dreaming

True story! Seeing the Light Trying to get to sleep last night, Tossed and turned in bed When just outside my window, appeared A light, then voices said Walk towards the light, they urged me on Walk towards the light,... Continue Reading →

I Am Yellow

Well, it's clear that I couldn't keep up with the NaPoWriMo pressure this year; a poem every day proved to be just too much for the first time since I started partaking, but I had a very good reason. Having... Continue Reading →

Departure Haiku

Departure Haiku visitor has gone house is seemingly empty yet our hearts are full

Old Friends

I'm so excited, I have an old friend coming from the east coast to visit tomorrow. I've known D since the 1980's, and while I could dig up a picture of that time to share, I'll spare you all the... Continue Reading →


body, exhausted; mind not so much random thoughts crowd brain like subway pills just engineer nightmares sheep have left the pasture dawn cracks sky open night wins again dreams of sleep have long sailed

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