Why am I here?

My mind does not process mechanical things.  The things that are mechanical that I fix or work on in my garage, I do so by rote.  This is   because someone has taken the time to show me.  I’m not sure I am teachable—but my memory works okay so there are things I have...

Who or what do you love?

I have a memory of walking down St Paul’s street in St Catherines. I am about 7 years old and walking beside my mom. I am carrying a case. In the case is a steel clarinet—a one piece clarinet in a long brown case. Tears are streaming down my face because my teacher Mr...
I’ve got the power!

I’ve got the power!

Deep inside of you there is something very powerful. Everyone has this power! People are using this power, virtually every day of their lives! This power is developed at a very young age and stays with you your entire life. The power you have within you is the power...
Ouch! That hurts!

Ouch! That hurts!

Ouch, that hurts! Pain, it hurts. Pain—it comes at you from all sources. Known sources, unexpected sources—and it hits you sometimes at difficult moments. Not fondly, but I remember the pain of my first kidney stone! Yikes! Ouch! I know the pain of disappointment, the...
The Right Kind of Greeting

The Right Kind of Greeting

Is it ‘Merry Christmas?’  Is it ‘Season’s Greetings?’ Or,  is it—leave me alone I don’t care?  Well, here I go skating on some thin ice—hopefully it won’t break. Perhaps you have heard the following kind of comments and have given them sufficient considerations.  Let...
Advent–what’s that?

Advent–what’s that?

This is the Christmas season, the holiday season, or sometimes referred to as Advent. Advent is an old English term, from the Latin adventus ‘arrival’, from advenire, from ad- ‘to’ + venire ‘come’. We may use the phrase, the advent of winter is upon us. Or the advent...

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