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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

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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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Ontario Child and Youth In Care Day

Inspiring and thoughtful artistic creations from some of the many wonderful young people in care.

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Paulette LoMonaco honoured with Fordam Doctorate

Fordham University recently award an honourary doctorate to our friend, Paulette LoMonaco, director of Good Shepherd Services in NYC. The news release notes that she, “…has served since 1980 as executive director of Good Shepherd Services, a social service agency … Continue reading

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Mid-week morning

Her jump moved us like her life never did Her time ended Ours disrupted Many late We’re too late for her Who brought her here? Which of us pushed? Edge walkers all around http://www.torontosun.com/news/torontoandgta/2009/11/27/11946726-sun.html

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St. Francis Alumni Mass – 2012

We’re sitting at my end of the counter. Feels familiar even though almost 50 years have passed. Peg’s Place was a Howard Johnston’s back then. John, I, and several other men look like we’ve been sitting here since the 60’s. … Continue reading

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St. Francis Alumni Mass – 2007

The view is great. Lake Erie stretching out to Canadian shores. When homesick, I would stare out the third floor window, unconsciously reconciling the tensions. On one side the friendships of fellow boarders. On the other family, friends and far … Continue reading

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St. Francis Memorial Mass – 2006

I try to attend the Alumni Memorial Mass at St. Francis High School in Athol Springs, N.Y. The alumni newsletter appears several times a year. In memoriam appears prominently. Familiar names now appear there more frequently than in the updates. … Continue reading

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Bus trip to Boston

Wonder where I was Jan 7, 1960? Probably back as SFHS after my first visit home for the holidays. Now heading to Boston to help Lisa. Sue didn’t want me driving alone. The overnight bus should get me there in … Continue reading

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Goodbye old friend

Took a walk with Sam this morning. Cold. Radio said 4 Celcius; still dark. Just before sunrise. Except for one major and a few minor disruptions, we’ve been doing the same for almost 12 years. Crossed into St. James Park. … Continue reading

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