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SOMETIMES (CHURCH) FAMILY IS HARD

SOMETIMES (CHURCH) FAMILY IS HARD

Intention. Love. Time. Today was a difficult day. As many of you know, my family and I belong to a United Church congregation in Toronto. Today, our congregation voted on whether to continue the pastoral relationship with our lead minister. We were basically voting on whether or not this minister should be fired. 

MOTHER’S DAY & MARSHMALLOWS

MOTHER’S DAY & MARSHMALLOWS

Happy belated Mother’s Day to all of you who are mothers (however you define that experience for yourself) and have mothers.  I was blessed to spend the day with my husband, sons, Aunt and Grand-Mére.  You’d think Grand-Mére would have the day off from cooking, but she insisted on making cabbage rolls.  And brownies.  I’m …

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HEARTS ON FIRE

HEARTS ON FIRE

Last month, I had the pleasure of performing at Orono United Church as a fundraiser to support the relocation and settlement of a Syrian family. It was a great show with some fine people.  I had an amazing time.  Apparently, so did the folks who were there, because I’ll be returning to Orono to perform …

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Beautiful Music

Beautiful Music

Last night I had the pleasure of playing at Trinity United Church in Elmira. I was joined by Aleksandar Gajić on violin. It was a fun show and I was honoured to be among such wonderful people sharing their Friday evening with me. Just moments before we were about to go on stage, Aleksandar looked …

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The Canadian Superhero makes it to Parliament Hill

The Canadian Superhero makes it to Parliament Hill

Last week, the Conservative government added a disturbing measure to an omnibus bill that would give them control over the salaries and working conditions of employees within the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  What’s the concern?  According to Friends of Canadian Broadcasting: It’s not beyond the realm of possibility that an editorial decision to go easy on …

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I am going on a diet!

I am going on a diet!

How much does a single person on social assistance in Ontario receive each month?* What does a parent who earns minimum wage have to cover the costs of food, heat and rent for their entire family? In a couple weeks, my family of three will be participating in Do the Math: an educational event exploring …

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