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Extra chirpy and loud

I thought my life would seem more interesting with a musical score and a laugh track. – Bill Watterson, Creator of Calvin & Hobbes Sometimes I have to share with you just how ridiculous I am. There are so many occasions in my life when I have to stop in my tracks and laugh at myself. […]

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The Girl Who Went Away

You just have to set yourself free, and that’s what talking about it does. – Ruth* On the day of my 94-year old Grandma Sylvia’s wake, I watched my mother pick up her accordion to play Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus. I was transported back to the age of 9, listening to mom warming up […]

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Wonder years

The boys finally return from their four dreamy summer weeks on Georgian Bay (Canada) on Friday. Jeremy and I left them behind a couple of weeks ago, returning home on our own. The time has flown by as busy-ness with work, friends, and various projects–the ones that seem to never get done–have filled our days. […]

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Turn around

I have few distinct memories from my very early childhood but I do remember one in particular: My mother looking at me with tears running down her cheeks, with Judy Collins on the record player in the background, singing Turn Around. Did I imagine this?  I don’t think so. Regardless, I know that my mom […]

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The art of mothering

The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children. – Elain Heffner The above drawing was created by my father and depicts my mother and me, when I was approx. 5 years old. I’m grateful to have this original piece framed and hanging in my bedroom. I wrote the following piece in […]

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