This Old House

We live in an old house.  It was built in 1928 by my wife’s great-grandfather, a legendary United Church preacher and Member of Parliament who owned most of the block – on most of which he grew apples and roses.  He gave the house to his eldest daughter – my wife’s grandmother – a few […]

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hack, hack

Excuse me… It’s been a while, hasn’t it?  Life’s been moving quickly these past, ahem, five months. Let’s see.  Well, most of my time has been spent working.  Non-stop, it seems, but that’s really not true.  Still, my life is dominated by the demands of eleven-seventeen and teaching at Lakehead. eleven-seventeen is going well.  Too […]

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This Boy…

   Piers.  What a kid. Equal parts pain-in-the-ass and sheer beauty.  I guess ‘exuberant’ is the most applicable adjective for his personality spectrum, from his expressions of anger and frustration to his expressions of joy and gratitude. When I think of Piers’ future, I get fearful.  I’m sure he’ll be fine no matter what, but I […]

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