Monthly Archives: February 2010

Tooling around

Carol is a rather commanding woman of prodigious talent in an arena where I am well below novice level on my best day.   If I look hard enough, I know where to add gasoline, oil and windshield washer fluid.  She … Continue reading

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Memory & Community

Memory can be a strange and powerful thing. We attended a Shrove Tuesday pancake supper at the parish closest to our home. It is an urban parish with a diverse membership in terms of age, race, gender and affectional preference. … Continue reading

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Well done

When carefully thought through, a planned surprise forms the foundation for a lasting memory – a gift which lasts a life-time as it is told and retold.  Let me introduce the main characters of one such surprise: my father (now … Continue reading

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Give up / take on – either or both?

                       As a child I disliked Lent. I associated it with having to give up something I liked; attending extra services where the petitions of the Litany seemed dark and scary; and lots of sin and unworthiness being hurled … Continue reading

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Hearts & Flowers

The day after Christmas, in our supermarket, they were putting away the Santa gift wrap and bringing out the heart shaped boxes of candy. Less than a week before Valentine’s day the newspapers and on-line sites are filled with ads … Continue reading

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