Tag Archives: Family

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 […]

My Mother’s Pet Peeve

It is one of those days. I’m up to my ears in work, metaphorically speaking anyway, and don’t want to take the time to finish one of my half-written posts. But if I don’t have something in this space every day my mother thinks I have died. Such pressure. So today a rerun of post […]

Advent 2017

It is that time of year again. Time to put op the tree and decorations in anticipation of Christmas. We won’t have a Christmas tree this year, I don’t think. I am sure i could go into the Black Forest and cut one down (though that is probably illegal), but then I would have to […]

Who Are These People?

  I doubt things have gotten better as photography has gone digital. If anything it is probably worse. I think I first saw this picture about 1972 as we were packing our belongings in Montreal for the family move to Ottawa. It was in a box of photos, all black and white, that I think […]

Into The Sunset

Yesterday’s post was a milestone, and I didn’t realize it at the time. It was my 1,000th post in this space. I just thought it was worth mentioning, given that today’s post is about another milestone. Today is my last day on Parliament Hill. After 10 years of working at the heart of our democracy, […]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

My family came to Canada from Ireland in 1846, so you would think I would be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day today.  But I’m not. Our Irish sojourn was a short one, 1843-1846, so I don’t really qualify as Irish. Also, as Protestants, Presbyterians in fact, I don’t think my ancestors would approve of my taking […]

Thanksgiving 2016

Monday I had intended to post something about being thankful, then I got sidetracked by the presidential debate and the baseball game. In some ways though it is more appropriate for today – the first anniversary of my wife’s heart surgery. Monday was Thanksgiving Day today in Canada. It is a celebration of the harvest, […]