A child’s enthusiasm

Our church is having a community event that our oldest is really excited about (free candy, what’s not to like for one with a sweet tooth?), and has been requesting me to bring home the “tickets” and give them out to her school friends to […]

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Summer in BC

What a summer to remember—it was relaxing overall, with great weather (but probably on the dry side with very little rain throughout), and by the time it was over, we were ready to come home. Almost a month after my last visit out West, we […]

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Round Two

Well, it was my turn. I can’t say for certain that it was from the church retreat, but it probably wasn’t surprising. Although I and the kids spent much of my daytime hours outdoors enjoying the water and nature, we interacted very closely with many […]

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It’s complicated

“Were you close?” That’s a question that I’ve been asked a number of times lately about my 公公, my maternal grandfather; one that is a challenge to answer. I reflect upon my relationship with my maternal grandparents and well, the easiest response would be, “it’s […]

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It was inevitable

After two years of uncertainty and avoidance, a number of close calls, and knowing at least one household succumbing to COVID at least once a week since the lifting of mask mandates, it was just a matter of time. When the government lifted the mask […]

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