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The Mysterious Teacher

There is a teacher in your classroom who has caught everyone’s interest. He doesn’t say a lot about himself; seems grumpy all the time; has no ring to suggest he’s married. Whenever he is on a prep, you can pass … Continue reading

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Blue Jays Euphoria

People are caught up in the euphoria of the Toronto Blue Jays. I don’t begrudge people their interest in sports teams, nor their excitement about their city’s baseball team being in the play-offs. I am guilty, myself, of being obsessed … Continue reading

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The F Word

  I was speaking to an acquaintance of mine yesterday and we began a conversation about Gay-Straight Alliances, groups that are forming in schools. We both focused on the positive nature of such organizations, seeing that there are so many … Continue reading

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Art With Heart 2014

I had an eventful week previously. On Saturday, October 4, I volunteered to help tell people about, and sell tickets for Art With Heart, the annual auction that donates money to Casey House, a hospice for people afflicted by AIDS. … Continue reading

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Aging

My parents are both in their early 80’s and are in the process of downsizing: moving from their house to a seniors’ apartment in town. This has been a consideration of my mother’s for the last five years. My father … Continue reading

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Technology Science Fiction

I am astounded by how people have become absorbed in their technological toys. On the bus the other day, I was amazed that a female passenger was even reading a book made of paper. I know I am old-fashioned but … Continue reading

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The Last Thing on Your Mind

The disappearance of the Malaysian aircraft is on everyone’s mind these days. The sadness of its possible fate and the people who are waiting in agonized patience to hear about their loved relatives seems too much to bear. I was … Continue reading

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