You will never find a more wretched hive of ponies and buttercups.

The Best of The Week

It was time, once again, for the annual Christmas play and my granddaughter was singing.

I glanced at the program and noted that it said, "Bows of Holly" and not "Boughs of Holly".

{Must be some kind of play on words}, I thought to myself, while also observing that a large banner ran from one end of the stage to the other across the back. This same elementary school stage where the Annual County Spelling Bee had taken place just two weeks earlier. BOWS OF HOLLY, declared the banner.

The Wickes Elementary School Christmas play was pretty well done but I kept waiting for the teaching moment when the faculty would reveal the reason for such a glaring typo.

The teaching moment never came. Slowly it dawned on me. None of the faculty, none of the administrators, none of the students and none of the other parents and grandparents knew or cared that "Boughs of Holly"…

 

red

the color of  Julianne's scarf

she told her Blind Date that it would make her easy to find

sitting on a outdoor cafe, facing the river just before dusk

He wore a white oxford with a red tie 

 

green

the color of her brother's college sweatshirt

Alice wore it while sitting in the hospital waiting room

playing video…

Today I'll share some bad news I just heard. 

An old friend of mine from university recently moved back to Ontario after living in Alberta for many years. I messaged her to see how she's doing. Her mom is sick, so she got a transfer to the city where her mother's doctor is and then moved her mother in with her. She's basically looking after her now. Her mother has an aggressive form of lung cancer and will be lucky if she can live for another 2 years. 

Damn.

Today my…

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