Category Archives: life

The North-West Winds

The wind blows in from north-west today A wind of grit and grime And what do you suppose will bring that wind Which gusts from time to time? The trees, they quiver then stand quite still Not sure which way … Continue reading

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My father used to say, “the only thing you can count on to not change is change itself”. Of course I had no idea, as a young person, what that meant.  Youth is full of change.  Of course things change. … Continue reading

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First World Problems

Oh, how I faced so many issues already today and realized how quickly they could be resolved. My stomach was growling this morning.  The cure for that was breakfast. I was cold.  The cure was to turn up the furnace. … Continue reading

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I raise a toast – a toast to you.  I know we would have done the same thing had you been here, Mom and Dad.  It never gets old.  I guess some of my life’s defining moments are marked by … Continue reading

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Turn, turn, turn

“To everything – turn, turn, turn There is a season – turn, turn, turn And a time to every purpose under Heaven A time to be born, a time to die A time to plant, a time to reap A … Continue reading

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We Wait to Awaken

She was there. And she was there.  And so was she. All three ladies were there for their parents day and night.  Night and day. These are ladies I admire. I know there are more than these three – but … Continue reading

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When you leave I stand alone – but I know it’s not for long Soon, my son, you will return  – back home where you belong When you leave, I stand alone – and weather winter’s cold Soon, my son, … Continue reading

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Do you know why today is so great?

I woke up to snow this morning, wishing that Kevin would neglect to bring a coffee and wake me up to go for our walk.  I was tired.  I listened carefully for sounds of his feet on the kitchen floor … Continue reading

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There will never be another good-bye

It was five years ago today;  I walked alone to the entrance of Royal Victoria Hospital – on the sidewalk leading to you.  But you were not there… you were already walking beside me;  You were already holding my hand. … Continue reading

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New Day – New Beginnings

This morning – I’m getting ready For whatever happens I feel stronger I lift up my eyes to the light, to the horizon, to the sky The new day is breaking Today I feel more ready To battle the demons … Continue reading

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