Tag Archive 'Christmas'

Appeared in the North Shore News – December 30, 2016 A few days ago, you may recall, some Canadians celebrated Christmas, the birth of Jesus. Many others didn’t. Christianity isn’t their faith. Sensitive to them, and eyes on demographics and possibly dollar signs, greeting card designers proclaim ‘‘Happy Holidays,’’ or replace Jesus with Santa Claus, […]

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Appeared in the North Shore News – December 18, 2015 At Christmas, our hearts should go out to those who are all too easily ignored throughout the year. They are the invisible people of our society. In our busy day-to-day lives we seldom give them a thought. When they come to our attention in the […]

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Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition December 22, 2012 J14 VANCOUVER — Finance Minister Ebenezer Scrooge VI stared from his office window at the unpopulated square below. The building was empty, silent. His face was a study. Reflective? Troubled? Conflicted? Perhaps all. It had been a long road for the Scrooges from the […]

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Appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press – December 23, 2011 VANCOUVER — I sat down to write about the greatest gift I’ve ever received. But, like a river in flood that carves a new channel, it became about my mother. Here, hard-eyed, I declare a sour disposition toward columns about (a) one’s mother and (b) […]

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This is not a new column, but since we recently passed the one-year mark of having Kaylan in our lives, it seemed fitting to post the piece on the new website. TL From Winnipeg Free Press – December 24, 2009 VANCOUVER — In the household where these words were written, Christmas arrived early this year. […]

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For release Dec. 19, 2008 The elves had filled the sleigh beyond full. The young elves were certain it was far too heavy and would never, ever budge. The old elves looked wise, as the old in heaven and on earth and everywhere in between do, and quietly advised them to wait and see. The […]

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