Category Archives: Family

Canada the Great!

The dramatic goings on south of our border recently have rightly concerned most Canadians. Unfortunately, we’re not immune to the vile attitudes of intolerance and hate that are so wide-spread in the USA these days. But, that said, Canadians are also known for … Continue reading

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Downhill from Here

Wow! When I recently heard on the news that several Ontario communities have outlawed tobogganing on municipal hills, and that many more are considering it, I thought now we’ve gone too far. For years I’ve known that we’re growing ever more … Continue reading

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A Birthday in the Life

Not all travels are far afield. Sometimes just getting out of the house to explore and enjoy the local sights and events can be an adventure in itself. So it was for Nancy’s birthday this past Saturday. I gave her … Continue reading

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Make a Joyful Noise

Recently I attended the funeral of yet another vibrant person taken from us far before their time. As always happens when I attend such a funeral and listen to others speak of the virtues of the deceased, I can’t help … Continue reading

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Baltic Cruise 2009 – St. Petersburg, Russia (morning of day one)

As a young man, there were many world destinations I had hoped to visit in my lifetime. But while growing up, I never thought I’d ever get to Russia, let alone the historic city of St. Petersburg. It was closed … Continue reading

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Baltic Cruise 2009 – Tallinn, Estonia

Estonia is a little nation that sits at the eastern end of the Baltic Sea, where it narrows to the Gulf of Finland. Estonia has an exciting past that has been preserved for all the world to see in its … Continue reading

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Baltic Cruise 2009 – At Sea Days

Most cruises include one or more at sea days, when the ship is enroute to its next port-of-call. Our Baltic cruise included three of these. To some, being stuck on a ship at sea might seem like an invitation to … Continue reading

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