And peace to men of goodwill

When I first studied accounting I was astonished that “goodwill” is something you can quantify and express with a financial value. I’d always thought of it as kind thoughts towards my fellow humans. Those are valuable, for sure, but not exactly...

Keeping things safe with Elmer

“Safe travels!” We hear that a lot, this time of year, when folks head off for the holidays. What does it mean to be safe? My first official memory of safety involves Elmer the Safety Elephant. We met him in kindergarten and he was a fixture in our primary...

What are you nourishing?

I am about to wander downstairs and make shortbread, as generations of women in my family have done and will continue to do long after I am gone. Shortbread, fruitcake, mince tarts, pfeffernüsse, stollen, bûche de noël and tourtière are baked into our Christmas...

Creative? Yes you are!

“You may say, “I don’t have a creative bone in my body.” Not true. We’re going to help you find that creative bone!” Those are the words of Carolyn Dawn Good, a Kitchener artist and community catalyst I often describe as “the...