Entries by Tricia

Respect and Dignity

In a world gone mad, we could all use a little respect and dignity. If your world has fallen apart, respect and dignity can sometimes make you feel yourself again. This week I went for a walk with one of my favourite clients. It was the day before he was moving from his beloved home, […]

Falling Through The Cracks

It’s easy to fall through the cracks during a worldwide pandemic. So much is based on the big picture. Governments move with the majority. Concerns are for the many. People in charge are responsible for overall numbers. I’m worried about the ones that get lost. Sometimes they fall so far behind we forget they were […]

More Than Sadness

My depression had been taking a respite for about 2.5 years. I knew it wasn’t gone but I was enjoying the vacation from the torment. I was enjoying the space to weather bad days without a wrecking ball crashing through. I was enjoying the quiet. Then COVID-19 hit. It brought along my depression. The creep […]

Timing is Everything

Timing is everything. Photography is often finding the perfect moment to take the shot. A sunrise, a gesture, a wave on the ocean, a deserted bridge. Sometimes you have to be patient to wait for the moment and sometimes you turn around and there it is. Life’s like that, timing is everything. We can be […]

I’m Not Dead; Only Sleeping

Last month I promised to get back to my writing.  The subject matter is usually memoir. Here’s a piece I wrote a few years ago about my younger years. Based on the conversations I’ve had over the last couple of days I thought this might be the one to share. We rarely know someone’s story. […]

Be Creative

My boss inspired people. He genuinely thought the people around him could come up with good ideas. He expected us to step up. It was not an option. I remember the day he told me to think of four ideas that could be made into Kokanee Beer radio commercials. He gave me the weekend to […]

What’s next?

It was a year ago today. I sat at my desk and wondered what the hell I would do now. For two years I had chased after a dream and that had ended in failure. I lost out and wasn’t picked for a board position I’d coveted for a very long time. Sitting at my […]

A Legacy

It’s been months since I’ve posted a blog… Lately I’ve been thinking about legacies. This might be because I heard a great deal about political legacies during the latest civic election. Or maybe it’s because I’ve been reading Harry Leslie Smith’s twitter feed. Harry’s son wrote about his father’s last days and is now carrying […]

Dad’s Birthday

Dad would be turning 90 today, so it seemed like a good time to get back to writing my blog. We would have had lunch together. I would tell him all about my running in the civic election and he would be proud. Dad had a strong sense of right and wrong and wasn’t afraid […]

Yes to David Sedaris

The trick is to say yes. When given an opportunity, even if it scares the crap out of you, say yes. So, on Sunday night, when David Sedaris asked if I would join him on stage to say a few words during his event at the Vogue Theatre, I said yes. Then I panicked. Stepping […]