The barn has been the backdrop to our lives for as long as we can remember

What were we here for if not to help one another, I said, adding that, for me at least, the rest remained a mystery

I tell parents of younger children how soon it will be that their babies will be ready to learn from the world rather than from them

Casting a vote for autumn

Demonstrably idiotic

I was going, I was going, I said — not with unbridled enthusiasm though — in a little bit.

“Just look around and draw what you see — a shelf of stuffed animals or a pile of shoes.”

Prince Edward Island, which we visited last week, sits above Nova Scotia and is a province of its own

The sanderlings seemed nonchalant

We agreed, yet again, how lucky we were