Category: 52 Vignettes – 2020

  • Vignette 7/52. No pictures please.

    “And what is the use of a book,” thought Alice, “without pictures or conversation?” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland I am visual. I enjoy books with illustrations. I used to love instagram before it got all algorithm-y and creepy. I especially love blogs with pictures. I have learned that uploading pictures in a […]

  • Vignette 6/52. 52 Beignets?

    “I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice *** “Why are you writing about beignets Mom?” […]

  • Vignette 5/52. Walking and listening.

    “Many people nowadays live in a series of interiors…disconnected from each other. On foot everything stays connected, for while walking one occupies the spaces between those interiors in the same way one occupies those interiors. One lives in the whole world rather than in interiors built up against it.”― Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of […]

  • Vignette 4/52. Parenting and Sunrises.

    “Another world, another day, another dawn. The early morning’s thinnest sliver of light appeared silently. Several billion trillion tons of super hot exploding hydrogen nuclei rose slowly above the horizon and managed to look small, cold, and slightly damp. There is a moment in ever dawn when light floats, there is the possibility of magic. […]

  • Vignette 3/52. Training for timbits.

    “Moderation in all things, especially moderation.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson I inhaled nine timbits in three minutes yesterday. For the non-Canadian, a timbit is the “hole” of the donut that come in all the donut flavours and can be found at Tim Horton’s, also known as Timmie’s, a popular Canadian coffee franchise. You normally find at […]

  • Vignette 2/52: Balconies.

    “Time is not a line, but a series of now-points.” – Taisen Deshimaru This is the first time in four years I have experienced an Ontario autumn. The strangest part of this is that Q has hair. For some reason, this is messing with me. Another strange thing is that I have found myself spending […]

  • 52 vignettes and 1/52.

    Every time I step away from this blog, I give a half-ass apology to the readers when I finally return to it. I also tend to play the “I have five kids” card. 2020 has given me a full 52-card deck I could play. There is the “off-grid-living-no-internet” card or the “started-an-outdoor-learning-centre” card or the […]