Midweek Poems – Hierophants

Hierophants Ancient fur-rimmed hat sits smoking Extra longs Fumbling with her brand-evident keychain Arthritic hands, shaking Sipping medium steam coffee Tossing her ashes to the floor Looking up at the Observer Snarling her anger at the intrusion Defiant eyes return to the Sunday tabloid Sighing in smoke and wetting her red lips At the juicy … Continue reading Midweek Poems – Hierophants

Friday’s Folks – My Proud Dad Moment

When Our Kids Teach Us Grace This past Tuesday, my amazing daughter had her science fair. As a family, we pushed her to get organized, think out of the box, and be creative. After nearly two months of pushing our awesome teen and everything was as complete as it would be, we told our nervous … Continue reading Friday’s Folks – My Proud Dad Moment

It’s Starting To Feel A lot Like Christmas

The Best Tree We've Had So Far! With the weather going up and down, no snow yet on the ground, and the juggling of a very busy work schedule, I haven't taken a moment to consider what time of year it is. Yesterday, we made time to get our Christmas tree, not entirely feeling the … Continue reading It’s Starting To Feel A lot Like Christmas

Why I share my fears with myself as if they are truth.

Reiterating my fears in my own voice is a habit of comfort. I tell them to myself to avoid giving effort to any challenge. These are my excuses and protections against failure. If I don’t try, I can’t fail. This feels like an undigested lump in my stomach. I feel the anxiety rising up between … Continue reading Why I share my fears with myself as if they are truth.

Midweek Poems – The Apple Tree

School time in early autumn the playground is full but the out of bounds fields are more tempting. The field is more tempting and filled with burrs, but the apple tree proves irresistible We race to be kings on the age old tree by claiming the highest branches Power is kept with an arsenal of … Continue reading Midweek Poems – The Apple Tree

These Are The People In My Neighbourhood – R.I.P. Gord Downie

The news broke across the airwaves earlier this week that a beloved Canadian has passed away: "Gord Downie, frontman of The Tragically Hip has succumbed to his battle with brain cancer". I heard our country gasp in the short pause that followed. Despite the knowledge of his battle with cancer being revealed well over a … Continue reading These Are The People In My Neighbourhood – R.I.P. Gord Downie

Another Reason For Me To Be Grateful!

FOLLOW YOUR PASSIONS TO SUCCESS!!! This just in from ViewBug: MarioMJPerron, Good job! Your photo is in the top 20% most voted! Your photo placed ahead of 386,721 submissions. Spring Morning Fog by Mario MJ Perron Following my passions is sometimes more rewarding than I ever imagined. To be honest, I have fantasized of great … Continue reading Another Reason For Me To Be Grateful!

Midweek Poems – The Lay of Copernicus Wiffledown

Copernicus Wiffledown was well admired. For it seemed this well to do gent had a generous nature that never expired. Some even called him the Christmas day Scrooge, for his delight in giving was so lovingly huge... by M. Perron (Originally started July 3, 1990... remains incomplete... so far.) Notes: This was one of those … Continue reading Midweek Poems – The Lay of Copernicus Wiffledown

Fun Fotos For Friday – Exploring Age

Trees fascinate me! The complexity of detail in each one makes me believe they are as unique one from another as snowflakes are to each other. The roots reach deep into my imagination and pull our stories of mythical creatures and urban legends. The bark and blemishes talk to me of ages and experience. I'd … Continue reading Fun Fotos For Friday – Exploring Age

Life of a Smoke

I’m lying in the dark for what seems like forever. I know I exist, because I feel movement and solid mater surrounds me on all sides. Suddenly a light shines on me, I’m grabbed large soft things squeeze me too hard. In a single movement I’m transported between a pair of soft, warm surfaces that … Continue reading Life of a Smoke