• OPENING MY HEART

    Mme Cora's letter

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


    September 17, 2021


  • 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 finger, at the 


    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 that 


    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 something that has the potential to become much bigger than 


    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 


    August 13, 2021

  • The wonderful MIDI-DOLORÈS*

    Mme Cora's letter

    I still rave about this incredibly flavourful sandwich that’s so easy to make with regular ingredients that can be found in anyone’s fridge. 


    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 


    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 centres. 


    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 


    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 


    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 up close; the 


    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 


    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 ones with Aunt 


    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. Waking up with the sun, the first thing 


    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 dying at the 


    June 4, 2021

  • My final quarter century!

    Mme Cora's letter

    On this morning of May 27, 2021 (my birthday), with the sun shining down with blinding brilliance and the winds stirring 


    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.


    May 20, 2021

  • Riviera Maya, margaritas and spicy guacamole!

    Mme Cora's letter

    A large caravan of clouds crosses the sky this morning, pulling behind it the beautiful memory of a trip to 


    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. 


    May 7, 2021

  • Family happiness amongst red shells

    Mme Cora's letter

    As kids in the Gaspésie in 1953, we ate every day thanks to the sea, which provided us with fish, and grandfather Frederic, 


    April 30, 2021