On Christmas eve my 8 year old Granddaughter found out there wasn't a Santa Claus. Turns out Missy found the Santa Gifts that had been hidden away. In this year of Christmas lockdown we rely on facetime and text to share our holidays and the text came from my daughter Drew late Christmas Eve. Simply … Continue reading Is There a Santa Claus?
Throughout our lives we are constantly making choices. Whether it is something as mundane as what to eat for lunch or important issues like who to vote for, our days are filled with choices. With some there are dire consequences and yet others simply show very little effect on our lives. How we chose depends … Continue reading Choices…
Awhile back I was golfing with the Monday Toonie girls and we ran into a dilemna of sorts. It was the eighteenth hole and my drive went over the trees and towards a pond on the right side. I hit another ball safely landing right in front of the green. This was a provisional ball … Continue reading A Little Bit of Knowledge
As a child we have few personal possessions. Pretty much all of it comes from our parents. Some are gifts but for the most part Mom and Dad are there to make sure we have what we need. Clothes. Some school stuff. Toys. That sums up the personal belongings of a child. I remember the … Continue reading Where did all of this stuff come from?
It is no secret that I love music. Throughout my life it has brought me joy and sadness. It has helped me through good times and bad. It has been present for all of my highs and lows and it is often a friend when I need one. Music sparks memories and can cause emotions … Continue reading Bob Marley was right you know…
My son Sam was seven years old when he watched the movie Kundun. It was a film that followed the life of the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet. It may not have done well in the theatres but it had a profound affect on my son. The word Kundun itself translates from Tibetan as presence … Continue reading Rime’
I am not a feminist. I have never identified with the concept or the movement. In fact I have always believed the statement "Feminism, good idea ... poorly executed!" My children have never heard a good word out of my mouth about Gloria Steinem. The only thing I think I have in common with Betty … Continue reading Feminism… The sequel
Love is one of those emotions that we are unable to explain. A dictionary can try to define it though words are simply inadequate. The biological responses we have when we are around someone we love are indescribable. Sometimes what we feel is so strong that we can't even handle the feelings. The mixture of … Continue reading Love
His birthday came and went. Like all of the firsts, its the days leading up to it that cause the most anxiety. The funny thing is we don't even notice the correlation. We just can't sleep. We are in a daze. We think it must be something else. I felt better last week. What happened? … Continue reading The firsts
The summer of 1973 was a magical time for me. I was twelve years old and we had just moved into our new house. Actually it was a creaky old place built in the early 1900's. But it was new to us. We lived next door and when our neighbours decided to move to a … Continue reading Kindred Spirits