A good song for days like these

This song, from 1972 arrived when I was 16 years old. So as I listened to it, I sang along with words – ’cause I know them! It marks an interesting part of my life, getting a driver’s licence, starting to date, to be out “on my own” at times, being in youth group and…

Junior Ikea carpenter

I’ve joked for years about being an Ikea carpenter. Part of this is of course because Philip is an award-winning carpenter. My talent seems to lie in assembling, not creating. Philip’s talent in this area seems endless… Jason and I are somewhere on the other end of the spectrum. Which is strange when you think…

How to really celebrate

In July 2000 we had just moved to Calgary from Ottawa. Wendy’s birthday is in July so I took her up the Calgary Tower for a birthday supper. I had bought an ice cream cake for dessert and asked the boys to set the table out on the deck for a nice dessert and tea/coffee…