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For the Week of October 10, 2017: When Life Changes. Fast.

Life changes fast. Life changes in the instant. You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends. ― Joan Didion, The Year of Magical Thinking, 2007 I’ve been asking myself how do we come to terms with the … Continue reading

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October 9, 2017: Canadian Thanksgiving Day

Dear Readers:  Today we’re celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving with family and friends.  Happy Thanksgiving to all our Canadian readers.  Regular posts will resume Tuesday, October 10th. Sharon Bray

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For the Week of September 17, 2017: “I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues”

Don’t wish it away Don’t look at it like it’s forever Between you and me I could honestly say That things can only get better (From: “I Guess That’s Why They Call it the Blues,” by Bernie Taupin; sung by … Continue reading

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For September 10th, 2017: Lost & Found

Dear Readers, Apologies to you all as this week is a repost from 2016.  However, given the circumstances that prompted me to return to earlier content, I’m hoping you’ll understand.  I will say, however, that in the midst of the … Continue reading

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For the Week of August 6, 2017: Seasons of Life; Seasons of Cancer

Maggie and I made our usual stroll through the neighborhood park as we do each morning.  Although she’s much more interested in squirrel patrol than the other dogs who arrive with their owners for a romp in the off leash … Continue reading

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For the Week of July 2, 2017: The Sense of Home

Understand, I was only a girl living the days as they came. I did not know I would leave… (From “Translation of my Life,” by Elizabeth Spires, In:  The Wave Maker, 2008) We arrived back in Toronto just three days … Continue reading

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For the Week of June 18, 2017: Remembering Fathers

He wasn’t hard on us kids,
never struck us… He used to sing in the car
 bought us root beers along the road.
 He loved us with his deeds. (From: “A Father’s Pain,” in A River Remains by Larry Smith) It’s … Continue reading

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