It’s July 2021, and Canadians are emerging out of an almost two year period of wearing masks everywhere we went. We are relishing our freedom. But today, I want to talk about a different type of mask. I wrote the following piece over 27 years ago when I was in the beginning stages of healing […]
Tempted to Judge Another’s Temptation?
“Unless you have never been tempted, don’t pass judgment on someone who has yielded.” Author Unknown Imagine a store opening its doors, heralded by a marketing blitz like none other. Local radio, print, and television are plastered with eye-catching graphics, catchy jingles, and promises of complete satisfaction. Television commercials feature beautiful models running hand in […]
What Do You Hide Behind Your Bah Humbug?
One December, I was particularly disillusioned with the commercialisation of the holiday season, or so I tried to convince myself. I wished Christmas would go away. I was in a funk, and I planned to hide during the holidays and spend my time watching a marathon of old musicals and eating a couple of frozen […]
Oh Come On! Get Real!
For much of my high school years, I walked the quarter-mile to school with two friends, Annie and Annette. As we had known each other since the third grade, they were well aware of my physical limitations. Even on the coldest of days, they would pace themselves so that I could keep up. I was […]