Monthly Archives: October 2011

On being married to a funeral director

There are some things about being married to a funeral director that are not so fun. Like when they go to school to learn their trade, for instance. I spent two years listening to my husband say, “You won’t believe it. … Continue reading

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The bird and the window pane

A few days ago, I came home to the news that a bird had flown into our window.  It came with a loud thump, the kids told me, and everyone had gone running to see what it was. The tiny bird was only a … Continue reading

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Silliness required

I love this picture. I had no part in suggesting it, setting it up, or taking it. I didn’t even hear about it from the kids. I just happened to be downloading photos when it caught my eye and made me laugh … Continue reading

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Messy can be beautiful

My daughter, E. loves clothes. And jewelry. And stuffed animals. And tiny things like sea shells, small rocks, and little erasers in the shape of donuts and bicycles. She also got her ears pierced recently, which means that just about everyone … Continue reading

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When I am old…

I have always been bothered by purple asters. Every year about this time they come into bloom with their fine mauve petals and tiny yellow centres. I see them everywhere growing on roadsides, in ditches and along the wooded trails by … Continue reading

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Why you should take pictures in the rain

When I was in grade thirteen, I was the editor of my high school yearbook. That meant I was offered a week at a journalism camp held at Trent University. There, I learned everything I needed to know about yearbook layout, design, content, and photography. One of the … Continue reading

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Seasons change

For earth’s cycles and season for the rising of spring and the glowing summer for autumn’s fullness and the hidden depths of winter, Thanks be to you, O God. Let me learn from the earth’s cycles of birthing the times and … Continue reading

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