A Tactical Maneuver?

When I was ten years old I was given a toy plastic machine gun. It looked like a slightly smaller version of the real thing. It came in a plastic carrying case and included a grenade launcher. Assembly was required. It actually shot plastic bullets which were fired using percussion caps. Imagine giving kids tiny… Continue reading A Tactical Maneuver?

Official Bilingualism

New Brunswick is a bilingual province; in fact, we are the only officially bilingual province in Canada. We have been so for fifty years. The majority of our population is English speaking. About 32% is French. The majority of those who are French speaking live in the north of the province. Only about 2% of… Continue reading Official Bilingualism

Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry Father Peters was the campus chaplain. His apartment was directly behind my residence. I had known him for years, as he was a family friend, and it was nice to run into him often during my time there. Monte never locked the door to his apartment. He made it available for any who… Continue reading Campus Ministry

We’re Not Having This Conversation

Rita was a grade four student. She was a master at manipulation. She was particularly good at playing her mother off with the school. It didn’t help that her mother took her at her word. Bottom-line: as far as mother was concerned and regardless of the issue, Rita was right and the school was wrong.… Continue reading We’re Not Having This Conversation