When I Grow Up

When I Grow Up Recently, I had the opportunity to spend time in a grade four classroom. The afternoon finished with me reading to the students. I was seated in the corner and they were gathered around, seated on foam mats. The book made reference to fossils. One of the girls put her hand up.… Continue reading When I Grow Up

Happy Birthday Dad

Today is my father’s birthday. This would have been his 100th. It has been twenty-five years since he left us. I miss him. I’m the youngest of three brothers. I recall my parents telling me that they were actually hoping for a girl when I was born. I appreciated their honesty. As my father said,… Continue reading Happy Birthday Dad

Sense of Humour

We have fewer human interactions than we did years ago. This is due to technologies such as ATM’s, self-serve check-outs, computer shopping, etc; however, we still have lots of opportunities to chat with strangers. For me anyway, it is always a pleasure to converse with a stranger who is willing to exercise his/her sense of… Continue reading Sense of Humour

To Make a Wish

As a tour guide, I often take cruise ship passengers to St Martin’s, New Brunswick. On the way down, I tell them the story of the wishing rocks. These particular stones are quite plentiful on the shores of the Bay of Fundy. Basically, they are granite with a quartz vein running through. They are very… Continue reading To Make a Wish