Happy Birthday, Canada

JB flies the Canadian flag a couple of times a year – on his father’s birthday and on Canada Day. Today is a very special day for our friends down the road and across the Ambassador Bridge because they are celebrating 150 years since the federation of their country. Bravo, Canada. We are proud of you – you have a […]

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Thanks, Sweetheart

A love letter to my co-parent: Doesn’t this photo bring back lots of memories! What a great dad you were in those days, and your capacity to nurture and care for your children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews has grown with time. I looked for digitized photos of you and the kids together but there are only lots of photos […]

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Saying Good-bye

We just returned from taking son and daughter-in-law, Mike & Natalia, to the airport after a 9-day visit. On the way home we talked about what a good time we had and what a wonderful man Michael is, and how lucky we are to have such a wonderful daughter-in-law. I didn’t want them to leave – but we have friends […]

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Natalie’s Story

Our personal stories are very important because they help us define ourselves and remind us of who we are when we get lost. I have been thinking a lot about various segment of my story-line in an attempt to clarify what values I stand for, what I am willing to fight for. My story involves some difficult times where I […]

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Reflections on the March

  Why participate in a public march – what do you hope to accomplish? Isn’t it a waste of time – who in power cares? As I browsed the internet over the past couple of days these questions were occasionally asked. Historically, the answer is that well organized marches made a difference in the lives of people who had been […]

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