September started as always around here with cake and it will end, all being well, with dragon bread. Today was the first day of school, and […]
While we were stationed in Europe with the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1955-58, we did a lot of travelling. One day we arrived in Basel, Switzerland and found a very different city than we had anticipated. There were crowds and music everywhere.
What could possibly be held in common by a former student, someone I worked with at a denominational formation event, the CBC television show Still […]
If you have kids you’ve probably thought about sibling rivalry. It’s kind of like debt or a skin rash: You don’t think about it until […]
I often wonder what people will remember about me after I am gone… or actually, if they will remember me.
Plum will be starting nursery at the end of next week. At the beginning of the summer, we received a welcome package from the […]
I was at a family get together recently. Of course, this involved a lot of eating, talking and kids crying but all in all it was a good event. More and then more people arrived and I found myself dragging out some hamburgers from the deep freeze. I had brought them to the house earlier, thinking they could be eaten the next day. But no way. This was a hungry crowd.
There is nothing that can take the hot air out of a writer’s ego, like reading another writer’s article that is excellent. You recognize immediately your own limitations of knowledge, ability and for a while you just back off and wonder what ever gave you the idea you could reach others with your words.
Can you help me? I’m working on something and I’ve love your input. Here’s some background. I’ve never met someone who doesn’t want to do some […]
This is how Canadians face down death, with shiny pants and dancing. #TheHip — Stacy King (@stacyking) August 21, 2016 On Saturday night, we stayed […]
I recently browsed through some webpages with various pictures and messages. I was somewhat concerned when one of the messages said: “I will never regret doing wrong, I will only regret the good things I did for the wrong people.” Wow, that is one bitter person.
My first mistake was deciding to visit the health lab right after the holiday weekend. It was packed and I spent the first half hour in the “mud room” on a chair. The main waiting room was packed.
When I sat down this morning, I planned to write about the Toronto Public Library, but sunshine got in the way. It’s been one of […]
Today I am sporting more than a summer tan and a few liver spots on my forearms. Today I am sporting scratches from raspberry canes.
“What are you doing here?” That’s the question the Lord asked Elijah in 1 Kings 19 – twice: in verses 9 and 13. The prophet […]
Every home has rules. Even the homes without rules have rules. (‘No rules’ is a rule!) Some are spoken, like ‘Put the toilet seat down.’ […]
“Why read The Wind in the Willows when you can be Ratty or Mole?” Kathleen Winter My house is cluttered with books, and all […]
We’d struggled through a Bible study on the Trinity and survived…maybe something a little easier might suffice…so were my thoughts as I delved through a half dozen Bible studies I’d borrowed from the church.
I’m not a big fan of drive-thrus, since, unless one drives a hybrid or an electric vehicle, they tend to be bad for the environment […]
Last year I grew two garden boxes of kale: one was Curly Blue Scotch and the other was Red Russian. Everyone I knew, including my […]