All photos:  (c) Elena Galey-Pride

Blog:  Ink Blots on Winestains


Fall headlong into your talents

My friend Erin Wilson penned these thought-provoking words following the death of Prince a year ago. They continue to inspire me every day. 

Make something. Fall headlong into your talents and master the things you love most. Practice again and again. Create—from your own heart and mind. Invest in your own creativity. Spend time alone, refining and polishing, again and again.

By all means buy Purple Rain and listen to it on repeat. But if Prince's work leaves you a consumer of someone else's work instead of a maker, you missed the point."

I added some photos from a recent afternoon visit to Good Earth Food & Wine in Beamsville, Ontario and created a Steller story. I created - from my own heart and mind. Thanks Erin. 


Steller success! 

First used over a year ago, I have recently been reminded how much I enjoy creating Steller stories. Last week, I used the app to present my winter visit to Niagara-on-the-Lake. And now, I've just added a new Steller on Central Park to my collection, and it seems to have struck a chord. Over 11,000 views todate, and 280+ likes! 

I'd love your opinion. 





A poem to Niagara-on-the-Lake

The Lake Ontario waterfront on a bitterly cold day in March is an unlikely place to be struck with thoughts of summer. Or is it? Here's my poem - some call it an "ode" - to Niagara-on-the-Lake, in words and images.  View my Steller story.


Top Ten Winter Wonders of Niagara

Niagara offers so many marvels, spectacles and surprises in the colder months that it’s no wonder we call it winter wonder-filled! Whether you’re just looking for a new way to brighten the short days this season brings, or you’re a true winter warrior, Niagara Canada is the destination for you! (A blog post I authored for the Tourism Partnership of Niagara.)

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"None of us comes fully equipped."

Maria Popova curates Brain Pickings, and has an incredible knack for sharing just what I need to read, just when I need to read it. On November 9, this was her headline: Carl Sagan on Moving Beyond Us vs. Them, Bridging Conviction with Compassion, and Meeting Ignorance with Kindness.

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