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A Normal Day

This morning, I forgot to thank You for this day I got up, got my family off to work and school and then proceeded to walk the dog.  It was a glorious morning.  It was crisp, a little windy, and … Continue reading

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Quilts, mittens, and tapenade

I drew open the curtains this morning to see a slight frost had nipped the rooftop.  I breathed it in.  I thanked God for the day. I had no pain. “Good- morning, Stacey.”  greeted Kevin with the coffee he made … Continue reading

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Winter Promises

Frozen All is still But the the biting wind Wind Forces itself at my window Etching history into the panes Panes Opaque under protest Against the prolonged darkness of the day Day Struggles to break Loses at hide and seek … Continue reading

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The Way to a Beautiful Life…

I have never been more “aware” of myself than I am now.  If there are any gifts that cancer has given to me, perhaps it is that awareness. I am so conscious of the value and the beauty of the … Continue reading

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The Best Laid Schemes o’ Mice an’ Men

I can’t believe how I reacted to the news of Rob Ford’s cancer this morning.  I honestly broke down and cried. Rob Ford, Toronto’s rather “controversial” mayor, was diagnosed with cancer roughly the same day as I was.  He began … Continue reading

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The Warrior Jacket

Before I went in for my first round of chemo-therapy, I decided to try to spend some quality time with each of my three children:  Ben (20), Katya (18), and David(11).  Ben was away at university, 16 hours away and … Continue reading

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And Then it Dawned on Me

I watched the clock last night.  It seemed every “benchmark” hour would be destined to last an eternity.  But that was not the case.  Rather than counting minutes passing, I only saw chunks of time pass.  Eleven o’clock flipped to … Continue reading

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Every Bite I Take

A former colleague of mine, Bruce, came for a visit yesterday.  I always look forward to his visits as he is so well informed and interested in so many different things.  Bruce was my mentor when I first started teaching … Continue reading

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