St. Peter

A few weeks ago I ran into a former student. I was in a local retail outlet. I taught him in 1991. He didn’t recognize. “Excuse me, it’s Jason, right? Gary Caines – I taught you at KVHS.” “Oh yeah, Mr Caines. I remember you. You made fun of my cross.” I immediately recalled the… Continue reading St. Peter

Political Promises

Political Promises We recently endured another federal election. The incumbent party returned to office. This time it was with a minority government. A week before the election I received a phone call. It was from my MP’s office. “Hello. I’m calling from X’s office. She would like to know if she can count on your… Continue reading Political Promises

Remembrance Day – Part II

During the sixteen years I did not attend that ceremony I would go to the outdoor service in the nearby town. In recent years I have noticed more and more people drinking Tim Horton’s coffee during the event. I suppose there’s nothing as comforting as sipping on a hot double-double during the reading of, In… Continue reading Remembrance Day – Part II

Remembrance Day – Part I

As a reservist, I paraded on Remembrance Day and was proud to do so. When the decision was made to move the traditional outdoor parade to inside the local arena I was still active. After I left the reserves, my family and I would attend that same service. Being in the stands and watching the… Continue reading Remembrance Day – Part I

Toronto or Montreal?

Toronto or Montreal? A former student works for the City and is a parking enforcement officer. Mike probably has the ideal temperament for such a position. He has a good sense of humour, is very respectful and polite, and doesn’t take himself too seriously. He has had people upset with him, but he doesn’t take… Continue reading Toronto or Montreal?