Category Archives: Parenting

ECHO OF WAR


Canadian troops entering a small town, liberating the Netherlands (in Dalfsen) Seventy years after the end of World War II at the height of summer, the Van Noorden family got together on a typical Dutch day with rain drops and … Continue reading

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CRANKY OLD WOMAN?


CRANKY OLD WOMAN? Last fall I moved into a condo complex, consisting of three separate blocks of town houses. No, it is not a gated community, because I do not like to be fenced in or keep visiting friends out, … Continue reading

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CONFESSION AND SEXUAL ABUSE OF CHILDREN


CONFESSIONS OF SEXUAL ABUSE AND THE CHURCH One of the sacraments of the Roman Catholic religion is the confession. Before you could go to mass, the symbol of participating in the religion community and Highlight of the week, your heart … Continue reading

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BETWEEN THE STACKS


BETWEEN THE STACKS Vern was an awkward boy, built square, as wide as he was tall, a pale-skinned boy and very shy. Each time he was called on in class and met the teacher’s demand for a certain fact, I … Continue reading

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SUPER MOON


SUPER MOON Last weekend a so-called SUPER MOON appeared in the night sky. The moon was closer to our planet than at any other time in the year; it is also called a Perigee moon. The moon appeared to be … Continue reading

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Book Reviews


Book Review Please, rate this essay with stars above. In the book publishing world book reviews seem to have taken an inordinate position in the self-publishers’ arsenal of market strategies. How else is anyone going to decide to buy this … Continue reading

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NEXT BIG THING BLOG HOP


I’ve been tagged in The Next Big Thing Blog Hop. If you haven’t heard of it, it is a chance for authors around the world to say what they’re working on. The gracious Lynn Schneider, author of Perigee Moon tagged … Continue reading

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It Takes A Community: The Conumdrum of Social Work


The conundrum of a social worker This is a post about the profession of social work. I would like to share some of the characteristics of this work with you, as it often seems to me that the public is … Continue reading

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Finalist in Canada wide short story contest….Canada Writes


I am preparing for a vacation in Mexico, Ajijic, in the Jalisco state, so am not going to be writing much in the next three weeks. Just today I received a notice that I am on the long list for … Continue reading

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ON LINE BULLYING – WHAT CAN YOU DO?


Teens and Safe Internet Use Teens are so used to computers that they seem to be born with those electronic skills. Their cell phones are an extension of their eyes. On the other hand, most of their parents are not; … Continue reading

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