Category Archives: Personal

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

Posted in Ottawa, Personal | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Ottawa, Personal | Leave a comment

Spring smile

The springtime of your smile saves  Uprooting and rejection by storm winds  Bringing loving hope to a new shelter Where the avowed purpose continues And blooms during summer Nourishing readiness for a new future And lifetime of next springs

Posted in Poem | Leave a comment

St. Francis Alumni Mass – 2021

For the third year in a row, I was unable to attend the St. Francis Alumni Memorial Mass. After more than a dozen years of annual attendance, most times with my friend John Macmillan, a schedule change made attending impossible. … Continue reading

Posted in SFHS | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Ottawa, Personal | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Ottawa, Personal, Trip | Leave a comment

Tony Shoes – Montreal landmark closing

Woke up this past Sunday looking forward to spending Father’s Day with the grandkids. Part of each morning’s ritual is a flip through Facebook. Mixed in with the tributes to dads was a notice from Tony Shoes in Montreal. Anthony … Continue reading

Posted in Personal, Stories | Leave a comment

The Plague again

A yellowed paperback has been on my bookshelf for a while. This 1948 translation of the 1947 “La Peste”, “The Plague” by Albert Camus done by Stuart Gilbert is dated not just physically but also linguistically. Nonetheless, if there was … Continue reading

Posted in Personal, Reviews | Leave a comment

Remembering Evaristo ‘Pancho’ Rivera

Today as your family and friends honour your life during Mass at Sacred Heart in Springfield, Sue and I remember you throughout our married life. As young parents, we welcomed your and Barbara taking the kids on Saturday mornings. They … Continue reading

Posted in Brightwood, Personal | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Ottawa, Personal | Leave a comment