• OPENING MY HEART

    Mme Cora's letter

    Very early this morning, an unintelligible whisper attempted to enter through my bedroom window, as if pushed by the invisible 


    September 17, 2021

  • Conversation on love (cont’d from last Sunday’s letter)

    Mme Cora's letter

    Dear lady, it is I who will sit at your desk this morning to write today’s 


    September 10, 2021

  • Conversation on love, Part 1

    Mme Cora's letter

    The sun has not yet risen and I am like a sleepwalker, half-awake. I hear sharp little tapping, like a steel 


    September 2, 2021

  • Sachertorte

    Mme Cora's letter

    “Let your actions always speak for you, but be forever on guard against
    the terrible traps of false pride and conceit 


    August 26, 2021

  • The making of a LEADER!

    Mme Cora's letter

    Leaders are motivated by one of the best reasons in the world: to create 


    August 20, 2021

  • Between the lines my heart lies

    Mme Cora's letter

    As far back as I can remember, I have always written. The trigger that started it all 


    August 13, 2021

  • The wonderful MIDI-DOLORÈS*

    Mme Cora's letter

    I still rave about this incredibly flavourful sandwich that’s so easy to 


    August 7, 2021

  • Sainte-Foy, a Québec City suburb

    Mme Cora's letter

    “Try to learn English and shorthand typing,” my father told me in 1959, when I insisted on enrolling in the 


    July 30, 2021

  • Leaving Caplan

    Mme Cora's letter

    Our family left Caplan because the English bosses where my father worked thought he would be more successful if he moved closer to the bigger 


    July 23, 2021

  • An ode to girls and women of all ages

    Mme Cora's letter

    An ode to girls and women of all ages

     

    When I opened my eyes this morning, I knew right away that I had been 


    July 16, 2021

  • Father’s Day, June 20

    Mme Cora's letter

    My goodness, how time flies! My baby is 49 years old today. Yes, his sister is 52 and his brother 53. I am delighted to have them 


    July 9, 2021

  • Scribe and messenger of love

    Mme Cora's letter

    Twice I’ve walked through the Louvre in Paris to admire Mona Lisa and her enigmatic smile 


    July 2, 2021

  • CREATIVITY, the theme of my life!

    Mme Cora's letter

    Here I am, well into my golden years, once again ruminating about this or that. And this morning in particular, I am 


    June 23, 2021

  • Grandpa Frédéric, treasured memories from long ago 

    Mme Cora's letter

    When Mom’s eczema affected her mood, the children left. Dad placed the two smallest 


    June 18, 2021

  • A crow gifted me a feather! 

    Mme Cora's letter

    This June is so beautiful that it makes me forget all the current miseries on Earth. 


    June 11, 2021

  • Sorry for this sad story

    Mme Cora's letter

    Peter Papathanassopoulos had assumed the role of pater familias after arriving in Canada in 1959. He washed the 


    June 4, 2021

  • My final quarter century!

    Mme Cora's letter

    On this morning of May 27, 2021 (my 


    May 28, 2021

  • My life: forever a rough draft!

    Mme Cora's letter

    I’ve picked up my pen hundreds of times to recreate a better life for myself on paper.

    I remember as a little girl, when a 


    May 20, 2021

  • Riviera Maya, margaritas and spicy guacamole!

    Mme Cora's letter

    A large caravan of clouds crosses the sky 


    May 14, 2021

  • Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!

    Mme Cora's letter

    Mother
    8 Heaven’s Way
    The great yonder above

    Dearest Mom, you must be surprised to finally have word from me. Since you left us in 


    May 7, 2021

  • Family happiness amongst red shells

    Mme Cora's letter

    As kids in the Gaspésie in 1953, we ate every day 


    April 30, 2021