Category: Family

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Schoolyard Bullies

I walk the line between wanting to live in the USA, close to my family there, and feeling horrified by repeated mass murders.  My US family members are all lovely, peaceful, law-abiding folks who are outraged at gun violence. Every time. They don’t keep guns under their beds […]

A Mixed Bag

This weekend our main street hosted a festival of art, music, and food. It is called Kaleido which is Greek for beautiful form, and that is a perfect description for the festival, for the individual works of art, and for the neighbourhood. As I walked along the street […]

What’s That Sound?

When the house is quiet, I hear sounds that I don’t recognize and cannot place. There are clicks and whirrs from appliances, creaks from wood expanding and contracting, and various other sounds that bother me. It is disconcerting when the fridge sounds as though water is dripping, even […]



Sometimes I see something on my Facebook page and think “How is it possible that you are my friend?” How could someone in my social and family circle say something, or repost something, that is so diametrically opposed to my own way of thinking? Occasionally, I see something […]


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