Category Family

Growing a BackBone

I wanted to scream. Or shake some sense into them. I did neither. That’s because the people who were driving me nuts weren’t in the room, or in this case the plane. They were featured in a Wall Street Journal article I was reading on how teenagers are increasingly turning to food delivery options rather […]

Feeling Sheepish?

I meant to ask a couple of days ago and forgot. How was your Christmas? Get any unusual presents? Mine felt a little strange in a way. Maybe I’m not used to celebrating in Canada, though that seems strange after just two years in Germany. Maybe it was feeling my mother’s absence, this being the […]

Santa Claus is Not Coming

When I was looking for something Advent themed for Sunday’s post,  I came across this piece written by my son in 2016. I thought it would be nice to share it with you and give another perspective on Sunday’s post. You can find his original here.   Santa Claus won’t be visiting our house this […]

The Santa Effect

I have posted this before, the first time more than five years ago. I wasn’t planning on revisiting it this year, but yesterday I was reminded that my son wrote a sequel. I thought it would be nice to share that, and will do so tomorrow, but it helps if you read the  original post […]

The Countdown Begins

Across the world today Christians are observing the first Sunday of Advent. It is a time of celebration leading to the biggest birthday party of the year. When I was a child we didn’t really observe Advent, it wasn’t part of our church tradition. The exception was the advent calendar we children received on December […]

Grey Cup 2019

There will not be a post today. It is a national holiday. Well, not really, but for Canadian sports fans it is an important day. Our national football championship is being contested today, as the Hamilton Tiger Cats take on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the 107th annual Grey Cup game. I had thought of re-posting […]

Flashback Friday

Thought I would go on a trip down memory lane today. This post is from September 2014, with a photo from 1981.   In some ways our visit to London this summer was a write-off. It was the last day before our flight home, and I had planned to take in a few sights, it […]