May
18
2017

"Canada 150 & Me" - The Way We Were - Then and Now

Posted by Viola Athaide in Our Daily Lives

For the "Canada 150 & Me" series, igNation asked writers what being Canadian means to them. Today we look at the changes in Canada.

[Read Post]
Apr
19
2017

Moments in Time

Posted by Viola Athaide in Our Spirituality

"It was supposed to be a brief escape from the January blast of a Canadian winter. However, Cartagena, Colombia offered me more than what I had anticipated."

[Read Post]
Mar
28
2017

Gozo's Azure Window

Posted by Viola Athaide in Our Culture

The iconic Azure Window on the Maltese Island of Gozo collapsed on March 8, 2017.

[Read Post]
Jan
2
2017

Another Kind of Camino

Posted by Viola Athaide in Our Seasons

"Various artists have depicted the scene of a tired Joseph patiently walking beside a pregnant Mary seated sideways on a donkey. It was an early Advent of waiting for the child to be born. To enter into that time and space, is to walk another "Camino," the destination being Bethlehem. "

[Read Post]
Dec
13
2016

Christmas Time

Posted by Viola Athaide in Our Seasons

Where are all these people rushing to? And why are they in such a hurry? What might they be missing?

[Read Post]
Aug
30
2016

Pure Poetry

Posted by Viola Athaide in Our Culture

A look at a photo about a man with an unusual occupation inspired today's poem for Poetry Tuesday.

[Read Post]
Jul
19
2016

Little Boy

Posted by Viola Athaide in Our Culture

Today's poem is a response by Viola Athaide after viewing the film "Little Boy."

[Read Post]
Jul
13
2016

A Story to Tell

Posted by Viola Athaide in Our Daily Lives

"Human beings love to tell and listen to stories, all kinds of stories, from the dramatic to the funny ones. Don't know where you will place mine, but here it comes."

[Read Post]
May
22
2016

The Duty of the Moment

Posted by Viola Athaide in Our Spirituality

What does the phrase - "duty of the moment" mean and how might it apply to us in our daily lives?

[Read Post]
Mar
15
2016

Garden Blues

Posted by Viola Athaide in Our Culture

In this week's Poetry Tuesday, Viola Athaide writes of a special garden.

[Read Post]

More Entries