Dear Mum …

Today would have been your 67th birthday. If you were still here, we probably would have taken a trip somewhere. Maybe we would have gone to Victoria, our old stomping ground. We’d always start in Murchies (is it still there?) […]

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The Halls of High School

When we moved into our current house, the hubs told me that one of the things he’d really like to do here is build a backyard skating rink for the boys. We have a large flat concrete deck that’s partly […]

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A fitting conclusion

My graduation ceremony was last month. Although initially I’d been eager to walk across a stage in cap and gown one final time, the closer the date drew, the less excitement I felt. It would be the fourth such ceremony […]

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Life Lessons From Dogs

We said goodbye to our sweet senior dog yesterday. It was a day I’d been dreading but which, owing to his back and hip problems and his general declining health, was a painful but necessary kindness. Despite the inevitable tears […]

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The Best Thing a Teacher Ever Did For Me

With the end of  summer and the beginning of the new the school year, I’ve been reading a lot about teachers and students. There are so many stories of wonderful, dedicated, caring teachers who encourage, stimulate, and support students in […]

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