Category Family

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 […]

An Act of Remembrance

As much of the world celebrates Remembrance Day on Monday, I am re-posting some of my earlier thoughts on the subject. Today’s post comes from 2016. I only know her name, nothing else about her. And where she lived in 1916, a place that I had never heard of before, Manor, Saskatchewan. By 1921 she […]

Random Thoughts For Saturday

Last night I had a long bus ride, which is was looking forward to, not for the ride as much as to write some material to grace this space. It didn’t happen. When I worked in downtown Ottawa I would write a post a day during my commute. Some days I’d manage two or three. […]

Memories of the Waiting Room

Some things have a profound affect on you. Such as when the doctor tells you that you need surgery, and without it you will die prematurely. That may be why I have posted this before, I think this is the fourth time since my wife had heart surgery on October 13, 2015. That day and […]

Today’s Dilemma

It is Saturday. Election day in Canada is nine days away. Unless you are voting early. My son suggested we go vote as a family today. He won’t be in the country on October 21, so he has to vote early or not vote. For hi this is a simple election. He made up his […]