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A six-year-old speaks

A six-year-old speaks
February 19, 2017 No Comments »

My social media feed has been, in the past, full of hilarious observations from my youngest, who turns seven today.  She’s not getting any less funny, but more of her jokes only make sense in context, which doesn’t lend itself ... Read More »

Abortion: what we get wrong

Abortion: what we get wrong
March 10, 2016 Comments Off on Abortion: what we get wrong

In my ongoing quest to ensure that I will never be able to run for elected office, I decided to write on abortion. John Oliver, who I normally agree with on most things, did a 20 minute piece on the ... Read More »

Big News Week

Big News Week
March 2, 2013 1 Comment »

So, two big pieces of news this week: – we bought a minivan – I got accepted to an M.Ed program So, our Veracruz had reached the end of its life with use, so we were looking to replace it ... Read More »

Summer trip galleries

August 22, 2011 Comments Off on Summer trip galleries

Our trip this summer went from July 22nd to August 6th.  The two older kids and I drove from P.A. to Peterborough, and Mandi & Noelle flew out to meet us.  I took photos on both my phone and my ... Read More »

Vancouver photos 1 of 2

May 30, 2011 Comments Off on Vancouver photos 1 of 2

We flew out to Vancouver this weekend to celebrate Mandi graduating with her MDiv from Carey Theological College in BC. The two older kids, having been to Nova Scotia two summers ago were excited to dip their toes in the ... Read More »

Family update

February 23, 2011 Comments Off on Family update

It’s been a while since I posted some photos of the kids, so I thought I’d toss a gallery up here for all who are interested.  Noelle just turned one, so some of the photos are from her birthday.  Others ... Read More »

Little emissaries

Little emissaries
March 31, 2010 Comments Off on Little emissaries

I’m really enjoying the new Matt Maher album, Alive Again.  A line from one song in particular (Flesh And Bone) has stuck with me: I met a man who walked on water Who wore His crown like a blue collar. ... Read More »

Welcome stranger

February 22, 2010 5 Comments »

Last Friday, early in the morning (4:30), we welcomed the newest member of our household: Noelle Joy.  Obviously, we’ve taken some photos, which I’m including below for your enjoyment.  She was born quite quickly – Mandi & I arrived in ... Read More »

Christmas Loot

December 25, 2009 2 Comments »

Merry Christmas everyone!  I hope everyone had a great day with family and/or friends.  We had a fun day of food, presents, movies, food and food.  We opened many gifts this morning, both kids were pleased with their haul, as ... Read More »

California Supreme Court rules in favour of Prop 8

May 26, 2009 Comments Off on California Supreme Court rules in favour of Prop 8

It’s not like they had a choice – their ruling was limited to whether Proposition 8, which bans gay marriage, constituted an amendment or a revision to the state’s constitution.  If it was a revision, it would require more legislative ... Read More »

Ridiculous ruling

April 8, 2009 Comments Off on Ridiculous ruling

A Quebec dad has now been slapped down twice by courts in that province for attempting to impose some discipline on his daughter.  In the first instance, his 12-yr-old daughter sued him (!) for grounding her from a Grade 6 ... Read More »

Saying goodbye

March 5, 2009 7 Comments »

My grandmother has never been a big woman, but she never looked smaller than when she laid my grandfather to rest this Monday.  My grandfather, on the other hand, was a big man.  Not in his stature, to be sure, ... Read More »