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Music Memories

Music Memories

I close my eyes as the first notes of the song come through my headphones. “Me and my friends, we’re all misunderstood. They say we stand for nothing but there’s no way we ever could…” John Mayer’s Waiting on the World to Change –  the song my nephew had...
Christmas Traditions

Christmas Traditions

Today, December 16th, would have been my Mom’s birthday.  She died on Christmas Eve, 2009 – nine days after she turned sixty-eight.  I don’t say that for sympathy.  It is our family’s truth, and it forever changed Christmas.  She lived with ALS for over three years...
Heart-Warming

Heart-Warming

I sit cross-legged, staring through the blurry window of the wood stove, feeling the heat on my cheeks. Traveling down my body, it warms me like nothing else.  The house is dark and quiet.  I lay back on the floor and stare up at the ceiling, watching the flame...
Another Chance to Ask

Another Chance to Ask

As we drive through communities on the Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland, country music streams through the speakers in the truck.  The view out the window is trees as far as the eye can see.  It is a province of rural communities and few towns.  Labrador is a ferry...
Remembering, A Century Later

Remembering, A Century Later

“We’re on Fogo Island…” I looked up, not understanding what he meant… then it clicked. The gaff. The four of us stared at each other. My brain flashed back to the museum we had visited the day before.  Set up in an old house, local artifacts were carefully...
Stories from Newfoundland

Stories from Newfoundland

My husband and I recently returned home from a vacation with friends.  We traveled across the province of Newfoundland in Atlantic Canada, starting on the west coast in Corner Brook before driving up the Northern Peninsula. We stayed in Gros Morne Park where we hiked...