Category Archives: Ottawa

Perfect weekend

Just the perfect week-end. Wnuczek Charlie shared his birthday weekend to celebrate a delayed Father’s Day. Daughter Lisa and son Simon gifted a Magic Mouse for my MacBook Pro purchased last year. I was getting better with the trackpad, but, … Continue reading

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Remember the 215 children

When they buried the children What they didn’t know They were lovingly embraced By the land Held and cradled by a mother’s heart The trees wept for them, with the wind They sang mourning songs, their mothers didn’t know to … Continue reading

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Bye Bye Bytown

Soon after moving to Ottawa in the summer of 2015, Sue and I discovered the Bytown Cinema. Located across the street from the Sandy Hill Community Health Centre, Sue would walk from our home to meet me after work. This … Continue reading

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South East Ontario Covid Loyalist Getaway

This side of the Ottawa and St. Lawrence Rivers is one of the major settlement areas for losing side Loyalists from the American Revolution. In my view, the American Revolution was the first Civil War. It wasn’t Americans vs British. … Continue reading

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Indigo (Lori) Holley 1961- 2019

Last month, 200 attended the celebration of Indigo’s life at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Last night, several Conservation Co-op members together with children, gathered to share memories and food in honour of Indigo. We lost her unexpectedly. Long time and … Continue reading

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Ottawa Rooming House Report Card

Plenty of rooming houses in the neighbourhood of Somerset West CHC, where I’m currently assisting with analytics and the health records system. They exist in every community. Some are run by responsible people looking to help both themselves and the … Continue reading

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Speak out for love and against hatred

The Association of Ontario Health Centre’s statement on the rise of Islamaphobia deserves wide reading. Full disclosure, I work at a community health centre and live happily with  Muslims, a mosque and recent immigrants as neighbours. “The attack on the … Continue reading

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Christmas newsletter 2016

Been years since the last annual Christmas newsletter. Just over a year ago, we moved from our Toronto condo back into a Housing Co-operative in Ottawa. Leaving Toronto was a difficult choice. For years we travelled regularly to Ottawa in … Continue reading

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Rideau River Walk

Since last August, Sue and I have been living 50 metres from the Rideau River. Our Conservation Co-operative is blessed with greenery. On a day like today going to work is more meditation than walk. Moving alongside the river, nature’s … Continue reading

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MDs press Ontario to fund rare-disease therapy

The specialist physicians who treat patients suffering from a deadly heart and lung disease are pleading with provincial officials to allow them to continue “pushing the envelope” with under-studied treatments that can drastically help their sickest patients. Some patients diagnosed … Continue reading

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