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Taking Dad for Granted

In Hillbilly Elegy: a Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, author J.D. Vance recounts his older sister’s remorse on the death of their grandfather. She regretted having taken advantage of the Papaw who stepped in to raise them … Continue reading

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Introducing “Lifelines” and Albertan Novelist Eleanor Bertin

Originally posted on Kites Without Strings:
Already he was wishing he hadn’t accepted Anna’s invitation to this last evening gathering of the season. A pod of neighbours was huddled around the crackling blaze by the time he got there. The…

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What Do You Get When You Fall In Love?

Someone interviewed young children about falling in love and getting married. “God has it all planned who you’re going to marry. You just get to find out who you’re stuck with,” a little girl responded. I guess she’d never heard any … Continue reading

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For such an affectionate, good-natured little boy he can sure get a mad on!  (not my grandson) My two-year-old grandson’s eyebrows slammed down onto eyes narrowed to mean slits. Face darkened with rage, his usually-smiling mouth tightened. He struggled … Continue reading

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“Isn’t it egotistical for God to insist on people praising him? Is he so insecure that he has to hear compliments all the time?” Atheists and faith-hostile television personalities have asked these and similar questions in recent years. Answering the question … Continue reading

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The Down and Dirty on my Homeschooling Career

Today I’m being interviewed by fellow home educator and fellow writer, Loretta Bouillon,  about my 25 years of homeschooling. Her questions took me on a trip down memory lane complete with a load of emotional baggage. There’s so much I … Continue reading

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Victim Impact

The last time I saw my son, Paul, alive was three years ago today. We were celebrating my husband’s birthday at Tony Roma’s. On Monday, Court of Queen’s Bench began with our victim impact statements in the sentencing of the … Continue reading

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