his name was Ernest

I’ve been thinking a lot about my grandparents lately. I remember my Nana’s 90th birthday party, when the extended family gathered at Uncle Paddy’s house that January. How Nana’s silver-white hair shone...

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remembering

Today is Remembrance Day (in Canada) and Veterans Day (in the U.S.). Before that it was Armistice Day, commemorating the end of WW I on 11 November 1918. Before that, it was simply known as November 11.  Probably in the same way...

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protest perfection

I have often said that I wish I had the confidence at Kristina’s age (any age) that she has.  I usually amend that to say that I wish I had the confidence now, at my age, that Kristina has. She’s kind of a rock star...

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but it was just last week…

On September 11th, I wrote a post about Mary Travers: her vision, and her work for social justice with the musical group Peter, Paul and Mary. I didn’t want to talk about September 11th directly.  Instead, I wanted to...

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