fifteen minutes of fame, or possibly five

“To the person who stole my bike, this might have meant $600 to you, but it meant freedom for me. Please return it.” The poster got noticed by a local radio show host, Josh Page. It was a briefly written poster with a picture of Hannah’s new Norco 6 bike and a telephone number to…

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If I had my child to raise over again

Why is it that our children are always the most beautiful children in the world? I think my sister was tapping into the reason when she said: they are a combination of the people we think most beautiful in the world, ourselves and our spouse. Cocky though it sounds, especially written on paper, I think…

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(Happy Canada Day)… (Happy Rachel Day)….. and Happy Every Day

“Do you know what we would have called Rachel if she was born just one day later?” my husband asks our four year old son. “What?” he innocently takes the bait. “Canada. So instead of putting all that effort and time into parties and planning, we’d head downtown for the Happy Canada Day party. She’d…

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