Christmas Concerts and Swim Lessons

When my eldest daughter was a wee little baby of 6 months old, we signed up for swim lessons. I don’t know why I did this but it seemed like something good parents did – swimming lessons! with babies! –…

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My Top 10 Posts of 2016

It’s time for my yearly round-up of my most popular posts written in 2016! I think these are a pretty good representation of the year and my place in the world right now so I hope you enjoy checking out any…

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Our Favourite Books of 2016

My 5 Favourite Fiction Books of 2016 Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry The Inspector Gamache series by Louise Penny. (Here are the books in order. Just go ahead and order all of them right now to save…

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We won’t break faith

My grandpa was a good-looking kid from the Canadian prairie when he marched away to war. He was shot on the side of a hill in Italy during a pre-dawn raid. He fell in the cold, thick mud while it…

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