Archive for February, 2011

February 27, 2011

FLASHBACK 2010 – part two

Here’s another slice of my 2010 Highlight Moments, but without the superfluous links and elaborate explanations which were so painfully present in part one — live and learn!



Our housing co-op gets its ventilation ducts cleaned, and my son Vincent turns thirty-one (story of his birth).


While my son Sébastien and his wife are in Jamaica, I spend ten days at their house with Justin, their youngest son, and Molly, their Golden Retriever.

HAVE A NICE DAY aquarelle by Philip Henry

This is the gift they bought for me — “HAVE A NICE DAY”


And here is the artist, Philip Henry.

My daughter-in-law said that this drawing reminded her of the ones that I draw. Coooooooool.

Back home, I give my balcony its usual spring makeover.


My mammography turns out fine…
my grandson Justin turns four…


and I buy my MacBook Pro…
ho ho ho!


My oldest grandson turns eight; I get a new Mac because the other one was a lemon (O the drama and the multiple visits to the Apple Store!); and my brother sends me postcards from Rouen, in France, where our ancestor René de LaVoye was born (they will be added to my POSTCARDS FROM BOBBY BABY collection real soon).

Up untill then — minus the Mac episode — the year had been pretty darn smooth.
To be continued!


February 25, 2011

Meet me in Cognito

Posted in drawings, quotes


“Meet me in Cognito, baby.
In Cognito, we’ll have nothing to hide.”

Jitterbug Perfume
Tom Robbins

February 25, 2011

Cows & Beans & Robbins

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“You should never hesitate to trade your cow
for a handful of magic beans.”
Tom Robbins

February 2, 2011

My Rune For 2011

Posted in rituals

I got goose bumps when I picked this Rune on New Year’s Eve as it’s so appropriate for what I’m doing this year: writing my memoirs.

THURISAZ my rune for 2011 / ma rune pour 2011


Place of Non-Action
The God Thor

With a gateway for its symbol, this Rune indicates that there is work to be done both inside and outside yourself. The gateway is the frontier between Heaven and the mundane. Arriving here is a recognition of your readiness to contact the numinous, the Divine, to illuminate your experience so that its meaning shines through its form.

Thurisaz is a Rune of non-action. Thus, the gateway is not to be approached and passed through without contemplation. Here you are being confronted with a true reflection of what is hidden in yourself, what must be exposed and examined before successful action can be undertaken. This Rune strengthens your ability to wait. Now is not a time to make decisions. Deep transformational forces are at work in this next-to-last of the Cycle Runes.

Visualize yourself standing before a gateway on a hilltop. Your entire life lies out behind you and below. Before you step through, pause and review the past: the learning and the joys, the victories and the sorrows — everything it took to bring you here. Observe it all, bless it all, release it all. For in letting go of the past you reclaim your power.

Step through the gateway now.

(From The Book of Runes, by Ralph Blum)