Tag Archives: Canada

The Beautiful Game

Gustav and Elisha sat watching the Euro Cup on TV. Elisha rolled her eyes, looked over and asked, “what do you think of this?” “I love international soccer,” replied Gustav. “Because it gives you something to do after watching paint … Continue reading

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Selfie Logic

“This is so exciting! I’ve always wanted to see Niagara Falls,” said Thea. “Why is the Canadian Falls so much bigger than the American Falls?” asked Olivia. “Because Canada’s a bigger country. They should have a bigger waterfall.” Olivia shrugged. … Continue reading

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Demise of the Canadian Penny

“What’s got you so bummed out?” Joe asked his brother. “Death, man. Death of an idea. A personal friend. Freedom. And when freedom dies, what’s left to live for?” complained Grant. “Why do you always have to be so cryptic? … Continue reading

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Texas A&M Class of ’73

I wear a university class ring. It isn’t mine. I bought it off eBay six years ago. The words ‘Texas A&M University 1876’ encircle an eagle protected by a shield with the year ’73. The name ‘Clark Chisum’ is etched … Continue reading

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Canadian History and Other Obscure Cultural References

The main branch of the Hamilton Public Library was a frenzy of activity. It was Susan’s first trip downtown since starting at McMaster University. She scanned the main floor lobby for the information desk. She slipped past rows of computers … 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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My dirty little secret

A couple of days ago I wrote a blog article that I think is too extreme to post. It’s not that I see myself as particularly controversial. I think that most of us, deep down, hold views that would not … Continue reading

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Writing that has influenced Christian authors by Gina Sikkema

It’s difficult to generalize what influences all authors who are Christian. However authors are readers and they respond to issues. A well-written article can stimulate a simple secular response or one from a Christian point of view. The response can … Continue reading

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Olympics and other distractions

I love the olympics. I know there are many reasons not to, but even my cynical little heart softens and my nationalistic pride swells with the success of my fellow Canadians. I even enjoy cheering for other nations, especially Latvia. … Continue reading

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The humour of Stephen Leacock

Earlier today discovered the writings of Stephen Leacock. He was British born Canadian humourist who is now primarily known for the annual award named in his honour for Canadian humour. Prior to his posthumous award naming, Leacock was considered to … Continue reading

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