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The Root of it All

Mother's Day

Sunday is Mother’s Day. The modern “holiday” of Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in Grafton, West Virginia.

Thoughts on a foggy Thursday.

Today is the National Day of Honour for our troops who served — and died — during the mission to Afghanistan.

A persistent whining sound.

Lately, I have noticed a persistent whining sound coming from my computer. Further investigation -- trying different computers and devices in different locations -- has shown me that it is not my computer that is at fault, but the internet itself.

Appreciate what we have.

Random thoughts… So, the Essar Centre opened in 2006.

HANG. UP. AND. DRIVE. (updated)

Seriously. I am so very tired hearing people complain about young people being on their cell phone all the time. Yes, young people have adopted cell phones with unbridled enthusiasm.

Thoughts on a Sunny Afternoon.

Brighter days ahead. Once again, I have let far too much time lapse between columns. Once again, I apologize. It seems as though I will have some extra time on my hands for the foreseeable future.

Merry Christmas

You may be aware of a continuing controversy regarding the appropriate salutation to offer at this time of year. There are quite a number of people who continue to express their annoyance at policies requiring the use a non-religious greeting.

Winter. Again?

Yes, it seems that winter is upon us. Again. I keep hoping that “global warming” will result in the elimination of the coldest of seasons, and the (ugh!) snow that comes with it. In all honesty, I don’t mind winter.


Once again, I apologize for the delay in getting a new column posted. This time I have a farily good excuse -- I have been quite busy working full-time teaching music at a local high school.


This was a meme someone posted on Facebook, recently. Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs; the ones who accept you for who you are.