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Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Appreciation Day February is here and the signs of it are everywhere: Valentine‚Äôs Day is almost upon us. I have nothing against this. In fact, I love cards, chocolates, romantic dinners and flowers. And, this year I would like to challenge you to celebrate in a slightly different way. What if you make a point to let the people …

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Darkness into Light

The season of celebration is upon us once again. We all know the drill – so much to do, so many obligations, so much frenzy. Perhaps this year we can make room for the more basic human story behind the holiday season. In the northern hemisphere, December 21 (or thereabouts) is the time of the winter solstice. The apex of …

First Day of School

As I watched my youngest leave home this morning for his first day of High School, I felt a tender tugging in my heart. Add to this that my older son has just started first year of College half a province away, and I was aware of a poignantly mixed bag of emotions within me. Even as I feel a …