Hello, old and new friends far and wide across this glorious earth.
Happy New Year!
My short and sweet curated newsletters will now be coming your way every Friday
A brilliant look at the rise and fall of O.J. Simpson and perhaps required viewing for all citizens of North America. It won several awards, including
Best Documentary at the Academy Awards in 2017.
One-word review? Astonishing.
“Strong Back, Soft Front” - Joan Halifax
Or even one step further
“Strong Back, Soft Front, Wild Heart” - Brene Brown
Delicious, and no further comment.
A beautiful yet disturbing story that weaves together family, politics, and race in a potentially not-so-distant future landscape. Ng is also the author of Little Fires Everywhere, which transformed into a fantastic mini-series on Hulu.
Night walk in -9 degrees celsius
I am trying to love cold exposure a la Wim Hof, but it’s been a slow journey. So far, I’ve only done cold water dips and showers, but the other night at our cabin, I thought, why not a night walk?
The last song I danced to on December 31st, 2022
Miss You- Extended Disco Version by The Dynamics
At the end of the year, I like to do a Year In Review in two columns in my journal.
WWW (What Went Well)
Where I list the highlights of the year
WDGW (What Didn’t Go Well)
Where I list the lowlights of the year
You now have a simple visual of what to let go of and what to add.
Voila! A map to make plans and manifest.
Since my last newsletter (2 years ago?), we moved to Vancouver Island for a glorious year and then back to Ottawa. Twins Myles and Austin (19) are in their first year at Acadia University in Nova Scotia, and Emmet (24) started graduate school at Simon Fraser in British Columbia, meaning Peter and I have transitioned to living without our kids. Peter continues as CEO of Argo, and Carmen, the dog, remains a faithful companion. I have a right knee in severe distress with surgery on the horizon, and I'm writing a book.