Category Archives: Living in Canada


For those who don’t know, 2017 is the 150th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada. I remember the Centennial anniversary: when Canada turned 100 in 1967. Well, I was all of three and a half years old, but I vaguely … Continue reading

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Mince Tarts

Shopping this morning, we found some mince tarts… one of my favourite Christmas traditions in our family. I’ve tried to find a reference online, but have not been able to find anything quite the same. Mince tarts are considered lucky. … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day 2016

On Remembrance Day in Canada (called Veteran’s Day in the States) I am often reflective (as I was in a post 5 years ago). I remember in Junior High (I think it was in English class, Grade 8), I had … Continue reading

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Candlelight Vigil for Orlando

I was at church this morning when I was told about the shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando: now the worst shooting in U.S. history, it was apparently motivated by hatred for queer people. It was a hard thing … Continue reading

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International Day Against Homophobia 2016

Today is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia: IDAHTB. For those not familiar with the event, it has been around for some time and every year has significant global effort: as described on their web site. There have … Continue reading

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Kathleen Wynne Speaks

Next Monday May 9 the Premier of the province, Kathleen Wynne, will appear as a guest at my church, St. Johns York Mills. She is the leader of the party that It will be an evening that will focus on … Continue reading

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New Year Traditions

I’ve written in previous years about traditions that we celebrate at the New Year; this year I thought I’d focus more on our first dinner as a family each January. The Southern tradition is black-eyed peas and collards, which we … Continue reading

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