Happy New Year 2018

“The chief beauty about time is that you cannot waste it in advance. The next year, the next day, the next hour are lying ready for you, as perfect, as unspoiled, as if you had never wasted or misapplied a single moment in all your life. You can turn over a new leaf every hourContinue reading “Happy New Year 2018”

Literacy in a Digital World

  I remember the day when I learned the definition of literacy.  I was between 3 and 4 years old, but the moment is permanently embedded in my memory. The book was full of colourful pictures of children playing some sort of game with a large beach ball.  What caught my attention was the squigglesContinue reading “Literacy in a Digital World”

World Poetry Day 2016

  Today is World Poetry Day, a time to celebrate and recognize the deep and profound influence poetry has on the human spirit.  Poetry captures the heart with words that give light to our innermost thoughts and longings. It is a measure of who we are as individuals as well as a society. And bestContinue reading “World Poetry Day 2016”

Happy Birthday C.S. Lewis

“We were talking of DRAGONS, Tolkien and I In a Berkshire bar. The big workman Who had sat silent and sucked his pipe All the evening, from his empty mug With gleaming eye glanced towards us: “I seen ’em myself!” he said fiercely.” C.S. Lewis Today, I am celebrating C.S. Lewis’s birthday by drinking teaContinue reading “Happy Birthday C.S. Lewis”

Song of the Witches & The Great Pumpkin

It is  Halloween, the night of October 31, the eve of All Saints’s Day.   Some scholars believe that Halloween has Christian roots which have been influenced by the Celtic harvest festival.  Some others believe that there is a connection to the Gaelic festival, Samhain.  Whatever the case may be, I am reminded of twoContinue reading “Song of the Witches & The Great Pumpkin”

October Celebration

My dear friend at Leaping Tracks advised me that today the United Kingdom celebrated National Poetry Day.  In 1996, Canada set aside April as the month to appreciate poetry.  Most of us would agree, however, that poetry cannot be limited to a day, a month, even a year.  Poetry allows us to exchange complex thoughtsContinue reading “October Celebration”