Category Archives: Peace

Solutions without violence.

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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IX – XI memorial

Towers collapse onto themselves incinerating all and everyone within. This is memorial, museum and crypt. Real and symbolic artifacts remind each visitor of loss, pain and fear. Water within two pools falls into itself. It soothes while names etched on … Continue reading

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Owen’s First Holy Communion

Life brings blessings small and great. This morning I enjoy the last of the St. Viateur Bagels Sue packed for our Toronto trip. Many years ago, Joel Verbin introduced me to the ‘poor man’s lox’, anchovies on bagel. Family support … Continue reading

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Sharing remembrances and praying for peace

Wnuczek Charlie’s Cub Scout troop participated in today’s Service of Remembrance at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Westboro. Charlie met and talked with guest speaker Alex Polowin a WWII Canadian Navy veteran. Alex served on naval convoys to Northern Russia. His ship … Continue reading

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Kent State Victims Remembered

On the way to Bluesfest we overnight near Kent Ohio. Sue and I married soon after the 1970 shootings at Kent State. That violence together with the possibility of our son some day facing mandatory service led to our raising … Continue reading

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Enjoying the moment

A week in the company of newly born grandson, Charlie Jack, compresses time, restores memories, and marks age. This baby comes from the young woman whose birth I experienced. Time folds over on itself and kneads new life. Only the … Continue reading

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Christmas 2004

Christmas 2004 a bit spread out. First a celebration with Simon and Beth and Monique and Brian. Next week a delayed Christmas with full family when Lisa comes for a brief stay. We kept our promise to her and held … Continue reading

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