Category Archives: family

Love You and Leave You

My Mom, Lillian, connected to everyone in her life in different ways. She talked regularly on the phone with her many friends, and her family and her way of ending the call was to say “I’m going to love and … Continue reading

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Forgotten treasure

  In the hallway of my house is a box with thousands of old pictures. Treasure I walked past without thinking. This week my son took a day to go through some of those, and we shared the treasure of … Continue reading

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Living in the Splendour of the Moment

I sat down to enjoy reading a book the other day and I caught myself also turning on the television. I caught myself and I realized that I was trying to multitask reading which stunned me and disappointed me. It … Continue reading

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Can’t Take That Away from Me

 Bruce walked down the path, just plain packed earth .  The path wound through a light forest,  absorbing his steps and so he moved silently. Sunlight patches here and there were like stepping through hot wading pools at the ocean. … Continue reading

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I just called to hear your voice

Tania and Linda were inseparable in high school. They met at the top of the hill near Tania’s house at precisely 8 every day so they could walk together. At school they had different class schedules but they sat together … Continue reading

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Reality is a breath of fresh air 

Certainly I love palm trees, and ocean waves but right now it’s winter, officially so in a few days, and I prefer reality. There was a period, long ago, when I was unable to enjoy fresh breezes, and sunlight due … Continue reading

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Some things don’t change, Thank heaven

IN the last 36 years, I’ve owned a whole bunch of different cars, moved strata to house to strata to house to strata to house again. Presidents, and Prime Ministers have come and gone. My career has changed. I have … Continue reading

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Don’t Go breakin my heart

For a couple weeks now, we have had another girl in the house. She is temperamental, one minute friendly, the next she is spitting and hissing. The girl, is my daughter’s cat “Africa“. Africa is  a rent free boarder for … Continue reading

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Never was, and never will be.

There was a time when I at least thought of myself as attractive, or at minimum I never transformed any gals into pillars of salt if they “checked me out”. Oy vey, those days are gone; perchance never to return. … Continue reading

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Life’s Stories take planning

I was reading in the travel section of the Globe & Mail a few days ago and the writer commented “Don’t plan life. Live it.” This struck me because an outgoing friend of mine says the opposite ” You don’t … Continue reading

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