A Vintage Year

Like wine, the calendar years can be excellent, fair, or poor, and difficult to predict what you're going to get until you pull the cork and take your first sip. My personal and creative life started out rich and full of flavor, but RA made some moments a little bit sour, like drinking wine with... Continue Reading →

Finding My Light

The autumn glow of the harvest lights has long burned out and the tranquility of winter is gently creeping in. The crystallized frost on the windows is illuminated by a charcoal gray dawn. These days the sun sinks behind the mountains a little earlier, mornings are a little harder, and the joints a little stiffer,... Continue Reading →

Illuminating the Shadows of RA

The turning of the year has launched us into the darkest season. The clocks have turned back, and fall has embraced the west coast with misty mornings and auburn leaves. The days are short, the nights long, the air scented with the burning wood of home fires, apple pies and fresh rain. It is a... Continue Reading →

Arthritis Awareness: All About Living

The summer is burning out in deep crimson streaks of early twilight. The leaves are starting to turn, and last night the skies unleashed a torrent of rain, finally breaking the cloying humidity. Fall is delicately balancing on the horizon as we shift into September and Arthritis Awareness Month. Arthritis Awareness Month comes around every... Continue Reading →

Working it Out: Summer Days and RA

It was a long time coming - the sublime transition from cool spring days to sultry summer twilights' was a stormy one, and not just for the weather but also for my joints. The air in recent weeks has been heavy and like a tropical rain forest - fantastic for keeping the yearly forest fires... Continue Reading →

The Burning Twilight (Summer Flares)

The new normal for our summers are forest fires. I call them Mother Nature’s Flares, because they are both unpredictable and uncontrollable. All it takes is a random lightening strike on a humid summer night or the careless flick of a cigarette out the window. Fire season has started early this year with a dry... Continue Reading →

Buttons, Zippers, RA and a Cocktail Dress

The annual ARThritis Soiree was only a couple weeks away and I needed a new dress for the occasion. The ARThritis Soiree is an elegant inspirational evening hosted by Arthritis Research Canada that combines different forms of art in conjunction with supporting arthritis research and raising awareness of the many types of inflammatory arthritis thousands... Continue Reading →

Springing to Life

Spring has finally arrived on the west coast - cherry blossoms line the streets with their pink canopies, bright green shoots are pushing their way through the rich soil, it’s an awakening for the earth and my body. The damp chill winter was an orbiting repetition of flares and fatigue, and it was only when... Continue Reading →

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