Kids and Family
“WH” Questions

“WH” Questions

Language arts classes have begun again, in schools everywhere, and I’m glad of it. Of course, I’m not a student. I’m not gripping the wrong end of a pencil and staring into space as my teacher explains the elements of a narrative. I’m not doodling a picture of Super...

Graduation Day

Graduation Day

It was a busy and emotional time this June, as our youngest daughter Aliyah graduated from high school. We’re very proud of our girl, as I know other parents are equally proud of their sons and daughters. Each graduate has worked hard to reach this golden pinnacle of...

Meeting the Folks

Meeting the Folks

A while back, our eighteen year old daughter, Aliyah, summoned her courage and announced she had a boyfriend. Naturally, we were expecting this to happen – one day – maybe somewhere in the distant future when she turned 35. Sigh. Aliyah and Arron In any case, Aliyah...

What’s Sense Got to Do With It?

What’s Sense Got to Do With It?

“I like collecting sticks,” the little boy responded, after turning his head to one side and tapping a thoughtful finger on his chin. The children had been asked what their favourite outdoor activity was, and we’d received the usual answers: riding bikes, playing with...

Remote Learning, YIKES!

Remote Learning, YIKES!

What a difference a few weeks make. Who could have known, back in January, the world would have changed so much. Education, for one, is vastly different. Once school closed, teachers scrambled to prepare online education and began teaching in a virtual classroom to...

Wealth Management, and You.

Wealth Management, and You.

Is it just me, or do you notice an increase in “wealth management” commercials lately? Wait. It’s probably me. I didn’t notice them before since I own nothing to speak of/have no discernible wealth to manage. Considering the last advert I saw, catering to clients...

Kids Can Brighten Your Day

Kids Can Brighten Your Day

Sadly, it’s been a while since I toured children about the countryside in my school bus, or helped them solve problems of punctuation in a busy classroom, but thankfully I can recall a few of their humorous observations to brighten your day. The first was delivered...

Live Long and Prosper

Live Long and Prosper

Lately, with so much information in the media on staying healthy and living a full, vigorous life, I started thinking of the folks I know who’ve done just that. Perhaps you’d like to hear a few of their tips? The first is Nan Lampitt, mother of a dear childhood...

The Truth Shall Set You Free

The Truth Shall Set You Free

Why is it that when we human beings are accused, blamed or questioned, either rightly or wrongly, our first inclination is to immediately deny all responsibility?  It’s a reflex action I suppose. Of course, this is never truer than when we’re young; when...

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