Category Archives: holiday

New Year, Same Oblivion

Dirk slammed his tray on the table in the company cafeteria and sat down with three of his colleagues. Polly and Grant shared a reluctant glance. A pale faced Andy simply stared at the empty table in front of him. … Continue reading

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The Little Sandy Sleighfoot Paradigm

Dr. Chuck Parker, professor of History at Appaloosa University, entered his son’s high school classroom and felt a pang of anxiety. It was a combination of the meeting he was about to have with Xander’s ninth grade teacher and his … Continue reading

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Parenting Is Not What It Used To Be

In her town it was illegal to light off fireworks. It was something that deeply angered Ainsley. Growing up, she had many fond memories of her dad’s holiday fireworks displays. Her mom would lay a blanket in the front yard … Continue reading

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Tomorrow I’m heading off for my annual pilgrimage up north. For most Canadians, going to the cottage is a rite of passage. It’s our way of embracing the vast land that shapes our identity as a people. We may live … Continue reading

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Manitoulin dreaming

This morning I woke up to the view from our cottage of the waves splashing across the rocks of Providence Bay. Now, several hours later, I’m home. Somehow, it doesn’t seem fair. This is our second year visiting the eclectic … Continue reading

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