Month: September 2017

Family Ties

I’ve been absent from the blogosphere for over a week now, spending time with family, and old friends, back home. And I’ve been thinking a lot about family. About my family. About my brother Terry, of course, who died recently. About his wife and daughters. About my mum. And my sisters and step-brother, as we …

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This Was My Brother

Terrence Malcolm Burpee  1953,  Age 6 This Was My Brother by Mona Gould This was my brother At Dieppe Quietly a hero Who gave his life Like a gift, Withholding nothing, His youth…his love… His enjoyment of being alive… His future, like a book With half the pages still uncut- This was my brother At …

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Shifting Into Fall

It’s September and here in Ottawa we are shifting into fall. Big time. With dropping temperatures, cool nights, and rainy, windy days. And I have been shifting gears as well. Not like in the old days of lesson prepping and shopping for back to school outfits. More like shopping for not going back to school …

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