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It started with what most people would dismiss as trivial — an at bat. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, it’s baseball-speak for a player’s turn to face a pitcher. This wasn’t just any at bat. It turned out to be the final at bat in a 16-inning ball game. Blue Jay catcher J.P. Arencibia […]
We often go to Kingston (Ontario) to get away from our surroundings. I could carry on about the many reasons that make Kingston the great escape. During one of our getaway weekends last September, we saw a performance by Sheesham and Lotus. They seem to live the period of history when the railway was the […]
We’ll be burying a friend today. Cancer took her life Thursday night. She was diagnosed in August. It was fast; faster than we were prepared for. One of two things has happened as a result of being in a family that has experienced the cancer treatment process through the diagnosis of one of our own; we’ve […]
Mistakes happen. Computer failures happen. We can acknowledge them the standard way with an apology (or self-retracting apologies as in “I want to apologize” or “I’m sorry but…”) or error message. Or, we can surprise others by doing something extraordinary; something that could build relationships with the person or people affected.
Markers are a way of measuring progress. In my 20s when I would drive to and from Toronto regularly, I would feel a sense of urgency and accomplishment when I turned from one highway to the next and passed certain landmarks like the Brockville city marker on the side of a hill, the city of […]