Painting a Mural

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I was deeply engrossed in my work, painting a mural on the waiting room wall of the local children’s hospital, when I became aware of a little girl, about four, staring up at me in total amazement. [ Read More ]

My Doll’s Untimely Demise

When I was around six years old, the Christmas gift de jour was a baby doll that “ate” food and then “wet” her diaper. Food came in little packets that you put in her mouth to start the process: in theory, she mashed up the peas or apples from the packet, then digested– if you … [ Read More ]

Weekend Wifi Password

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Tips for parents out there: Here’s what you should do on weekends with the wifi password. Satisfaction guaranteed, although sometimes you’ll hear them yell, “Mom, don’t be like Satan!” [ Read More ]

Time for Yoga

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My daughter took this photo of their Labrador doing yoga. She’s been trying to convince me to take up yoga again, but it hasn’t been working. [ Read More ]

Problems Hear and There

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My wife and I, both a little hard of hearing, were watching golf on TV. [ Read More ]

Spiritual Franchise

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A friend and her son visited my new home for the first time, so I took them on a tour of the city. [ Read More ]

Little Shy Felipe

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Driving a school bus in a growing community presents some unique opportunities, especially when one of your routes involves an ethnically diverse mix of four and five-year olds. When the school year begins, many of these kids don’t speak any English. [ Read More ]

Fastest Luggage Travel

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We encountered this on our way home from the airport. Now that’s a fast way to travel with luggage! [ Read More ]

Which Came First: The Family Name or the Family Business?

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Back when the British were first settling in North America, many people referred to each other by their first name followed by the name of their occupation.  So if John were a blacksmith, he may have been called John Smith and so on.  Many last names such as Carpenter, Taylor, Brewer and Mason came about … [ Read More ]

Danny’s Father is Safe

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Along with some policemen, we had just finished my presentation to my young students on “Street safety.” [ Read More ]

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