Going Digital

Let me start by saying that there is nothing wrong with drawing on paper, taking a picture of your drawing with your digital camera, sending it to your computer, cropping and lightening the drawing on a photo program, then finally inserting it in your blog-post.  It’s a bit of a process, but the end product […]

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Social Smile

One of the most amazing things you get to experience as a parent is your baby’s first social smile.  The social smile typically develops between 4 to 6 weeks of age and is markedly different from the “gassy” smile which is usually followed by a cry or an earthshaking eruption from your child’s diaper. The social smile makes […]

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Storm Door Love

There it is in front of you. It’s see-through, yet reflective. You climb up the stairs of the porch and approach the storm door like an old friend. You brace yourself against the storm door with your hands and lean forward so that your nose gently kisses the glass and leaves an oily spot. You […]

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The Wait

The wait for your child’s birth is not always easy, but sometimes forces beyond your control help you along the way. One of my dad’s favourite things to say was, “What you always running around for? Take it easy.” A few weeks ago, my wife, son, and I were “running around” frantically trying to catch […]

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The Survivor

The following is the eulogy that my sister and I wrote for our father who recently passed away. He was a holocaust survivor and man of strength, generosity, and character. His spark for life, charisma, and the twinkle in his eye live on. Our dad was a survivor. I once asked him how he was able […]

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