Learning What a Blacksmith Does

It was a tiring day but also very fulfilling. I learned to make a dinner triangle and a striker out of two pieces of metal. How to heat the material, how to pound it, twist it and bend it. I learned how to build the fire and how much patience is needed.

Living With A Poet

I'm a lucky guy! I have many things to be grateful for but one of the best things is sharing my life with Michele who (among a lot of things) is a poet.

My Favourite Meal

I like to try new recipes we find (mostly) online. Cooking at home is so much better for our bodies and our budget. If I rely on creating things on my own, I often get into a rut and cook the same four recipes over and over.

What’s That Smell?

Bloganuary prompt: Do you have a memory that's linked to a smell? What an interesting question. I know a lot of smells that trigger feelings.

Cycling The World

I love travelling by bicycle. Throughout my life, bikes have allowed me to get from one place to another faster than I could walk with a minimal carbon footprint. When I was a teenager, my bike meant independence; today it means independence from a car.


Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.Dale Carnegie