My 2 Cents

Sayonara 2020  

Posted on Dec 15, 2020

If you’re like many people, the end of this year cannot come soon enough. Despite all of the extraordinary challenges that we were presented with this year, in our community, our country, and across the globe, I am overwhelmed with a sense of gratitude for all that I have. I am grateful to have earned income and had the ability to provide for my fa...

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Does Canada have a new official hobby?

Posted on Nov 07, 2019

I thought Canadians had the reputation of being inclusive and easy going, but it seems that our new official hobby is "being offended." One must make a concerted effort to not offend another's sensibilities, whether it be the sale of black pumpkins, installing Christmas lights before November 11th, or simply parking your car over a yellow line. Wer...

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The Re-Claiming of my Christmas Miracle

Posted on Dec 13, 2017

Christmas is very different than what it used to be. As a young child, the nearing of Christmas was marked by the most certain arrival of the Sear’s Christmas Wish Book. A tremendous amount of thought and scrutiny was given to this magical catalogue that brimmed with wondrous anticipation and delight. I remember reading it cover to cover, placing t...

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Life's Souvenirs

Posted on Sep 06, 2016

I have just returned from an incredible journey to Honduras and Nicaragua. I find myself drawn to the Latin countries not because they are some of the cheapest countries in the world to travel to, but, perhaps because of the spirit of the people who live there. They are born into extreme poverty, constantly reminded by the steady flow of tourists...

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