Category Archives: Giving

Writing: Past Joys and Future Hopes

Burlington and Hamilton rush-hour traffic made for a late return home last Thursday, and so I missed the first fifteen minutes of the writer’s circle meeting in my home town. I waltzed in, apologized and heaved several objects from the … Continue reading

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The ‘Living’ Dead — A Legacy of Trees

Much has been made in popular fiction, film and television industries about “the walking dead“ and “the living dead” – tied to the idea of surviving in a world following a “zombie apocalypse.” (Confession: I haven’t followed the genre, myself.) … Continue reading

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Viral Napkin Note – Quiet Grief and Anonymous Generosity Part TWO

The UK’s Daily Mail, among other news outlets, filled in other details of Lee Ballantyne’s pay-it-forward meal story. Here’s a couple: Lee explained that his kind deed was in fact “a ‘selfish’ act to try and feel better after his … Continue reading

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Viral Napkin Note Story – Quiet Grief and Anonymous Generosity

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Share Your Talent/s – and Lift Some Spirits

My guess is there were 85 to 100 in attendance, both women and men, ranging from age 50 into their 90s. A local church hosts tImagehe monthly gathering—a 50+ group attended by seniors from various backgrounds. This month’s theme was … Continue reading

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Gaze-Raising Days at Sochi – Glory Greater than Gold!

When Tuesday, February 11, 2014 dawned in Sochi, Russia, Canadians at home were still basking in the glow of previous medal wins, including Alex Bilodeau’s astounding gold win in freestyle skiing. Apparently he’s the first athlete to win back-to-back Olympic … Continue reading

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Gaze-Raiser has Foundations

  We Canucks were given a lull of sorts in the opening weeks of the baby year on a couple of Canadian politics-related issues. First, we only had the odd flutter about Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s alleged misdemeanors from the media’s … Continue reading

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