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Month: March 2017

We are all Small on the Mountain Top

We are all Small on the Mountain Top

The car winds its way along the curving road. The wipers rhythmically tapping out a beat as they clear away the rain that falls in sleeting sheets on the windshield.  I glance at the temperature display on my dash, a few degrees colder and this rain would freeze to the glass and the curves under my tires would become as slick as grease.  “Please don’t let the temperature drop,” I think to myself. I know I’m getting closer to my…

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A Promise for Tomorrow

A Promise for Tomorrow

We’re sitting on the couch in my living room; my brother and I.  He’s been coming over from time to time to check on me.  Although he won’t admit it, I know he is coming over to make sure I’m okay, that I’m still holding it all together.  This particular night, we’re each nursing a beer, shooting the breeze.  We’re talking about nothing particular.  The TV is on – hockey – it’s our favourite distraction. “Nice goal,” I say.  He…

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Gratitude for Dr. Oliver Sacks, a hero for life.

Gratitude for Dr. Oliver Sacks, a hero for life.

I bought this book back in 2015 when it first came out, but I knew I wasn’t going to read it then. I wanted to save it for a time when I knew it would matter most.  When I needed it most.  I do this sometimes – buy a book with the intent to save it for a specific time.  I’m not sure why.  I’m an avid reader, but more than that, I’m a collector of books.  I have bookcases…

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