Tsunami of Grief

The other day, I was speaking to a friend who’s mother-in-law had recently passed away, and Eric was telling me how difficult the loss had been for his wife and family. Their story is a familiar one, and it has been told and retold over the past four months.  Families unable to be with loved ones…

Resentment Epidemic

“The West Has a Resentment Epidemic”, was the title of an article I stumbled upon the other day. I was intrigued. The premise of the article was an entire segment of society in the USA and the UK has been left behind after the countries recovered from the 2008 recession. The writer felt that the…

Silence is Golden. . . But

The other day while driving in the Super Store parking lot, a couple stepped out in front of me and then walked down the centre of my lane, right in front of me.  They’re just strolling along, completely oblivious to the car right behind them, appropriately socially distanced of course. I’m thinking: don’t they even hear…

Change

Nobody likes change. Well actually, some people thrive on change, but most people don't. Robert Kriegel wrote, “Nobody likes change, except busy cashiers and babies with wet diapers” and he was mostly right. We like the routine and we like the familiar, but the reality is that change in life is inevitable. Cornerstone is in…

Those who wait. . .

I read an article that said that we will spend five years of our life waiting in line!  Five years! There have been times I felt like I waited five years in one line.  And that was before we had to wait in line to get into our favourite grocery store.  That five years doesn’t include the time…

And Just Like That. . .

And just like that, I was sixty.  Seriously, on Friday I was in my fifties and suddenly on Saturday I was in my sixties. How did that happen? I lived through JFK’s assassination, the moon landing, the Vietnam war, the FLQ crisis, the oil shortage scare in the seventies, several recessions, 9-11 and now the Corona…

Cast the First Stone

Did you ever say anything or do anything as a teenager you regretted as an adult?  Would you want to be judged today by how you behaved as a teen?  I wouldn’t.  There are reasons that we aren’t permitted to vote or to enter into legally binding contracts as a teen.  If you are like…

A matter of the heart

In at least one article that I read he was described as a man of peace.  And if that was an accurate description of George Floyd, then I’m not sure that the chaos raging across the United States right now is a legacy that he would have wanted. What happened to George Floyd on May 25th was…

Post Pandemic

Restaurants are closed, stores are shuttered, small businesses are wondering whether they will survive and churches around the country are prohibited from worshipping together. A new and deadly virus has changed the face of society and some are wondering how it will end, if indeed it will end. No, that isn’t from today’s news. It…

An Honest Mistake

A couple of weeks ago, Patrick Brown, the mayor of Brampton Ontario, tweeted this message, “Umm . . . something I thought I would never have to say, #Brampton please keep your eyes peeled for an alligator.” Later, Peel Regional Police posted that they were investigating reports of a 5-6 foot alligator in a storm…