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The Suit

After spending a wonderful weekend celebrating the high school graduation of my daughter, much of the past two days have revolved around cleaning up the aftermath- packing away formal wear, cleaning up the 45 pairs of shoes littering my bedroom … Continue reading

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Bits and Bites – Wednesday April 1st, 2009

And so it begins again…..and  this morning, I’m thanking whoever was watching over me last night on my run. I suspect – but dearly hope I am wrong- that we have entered yet another round of violence in the ghetto. … Continue reading

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Life is what you make it.

 It was his intense focus and concentration that stopped me in my tracks,palpable even from several paces away. Moving the blade of his pocketknife with the  ease and delicacy of a surgeon, he deftly removed targeted bits of wood and … Continue reading

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The X factor.

” Bye Mom- love you! ” , she said as she walked out the door to go to school. I stood by the window holding my 7 month old son, and we both watched her walk away down the street. I’ve … Continue reading

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Things I’ve learned from my children

  As anyone with kids will agree with, no book can prepare you for your children. Ever. And just when you think you’ve seen/heard/smelled it all, they come up with something new to try your patience, make you pull your hair … Continue reading

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The lesson

I’ve tried several times to write this story in the last 24 hours, without success. Each and every time I sat in front of my computer, the tears would begin again, and the screen before me would disappear in a … Continue reading

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Bits and Bites – Wednesday May 14th,2008

The birds certainly weren’t singing when I woke up this morning and its a safe bet they won’t be all day. Should the little beasts chance opening their noisy beaks to break into song, the sheer volume of rain falling will drown them … Continue reading

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Life and Death

I’ve been following a discussion on the CBC website, one that has garnered a plethora of heated comments surrounding death and dying. More specifically, the discussion centres on a story currently ongoing in Winnipeg, where courts have ruled an 84 year old man … Continue reading

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Valentines Day, Schmalentines Day, or the True meaning of Romance and Love.

I’d hate to be a guy right now, with the much-dreaded Valentines Day Test approaching. That’s right, I said Valentines Day TEST!  After all, isn’t that what it really is nowadays? Long gone are the romantic beginnings to this Hallmark … Continue reading

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The best or worst of a person revealed at Christmas.

What is it about Christmas that brings out the best or worst of people? Christmas held a special meaning for me this year, because it was to be the first year going back home for the holidays to spend time … Continue reading

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