Tag: childhood and animal stories

Mythic family figures/Les figures familiales mythiques…New Years 2024

Mythic family figures La version française suit la version anglaise. Happy New Year to one and all!  Bonne année à tous et à toutes ! When I was a little kid, New Years Eve and New Years Day always had a particular resonance for my family because January 1 marked my parents’ wedding anniversary; they..

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Christmas Tears: An Excerpt in Two Languages

La version française suit la version anglaise. An excerpt from “Christmas tears”, a story featured in my book My Time with You Has Been Short but Very Funny. I have always wept at Christmas, yes, and sometimes tears of joy.   When we were children in Georgetown Ontario, our parents dragged us to church, St…

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I’m a grandpa for rent

I have no grandchildren of my own, except “fur grandchildren,” so I’ve written this little scrap of doggerel to offer my services to all those parents (and grandparents) who would love a break from the relentless pressures of parenting or grandparenting.   I’m a grandpa for rent   I’m a grandpa for rent, Long in..

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I am an Indie approved sort of guy

I’m an Indie approved sort of guy Until the other day, I thought ‘Indie’ referred to a famous car race. You know, like the Indie 500… though I just discovered that the race is spelled ‘Indy 500’. Until out of the blue, I received this email message. “We wanted to give you the heads up..

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Mommy Bloggers

Mommy Bloggers Just learned a new designation from my friend the writer Allan Stratton: Mommy Blogger. A term practically everybody seems to know except me. Allan tells me that “Mommy bloggers are stay at home moms who blog and have been able to get into publishing because of their huge number of followers. This happens..

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