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Years Ending in “5”

The Wonder Years I know that time is just a human construct to aid our understanding of why everything doesn’t happen all at once. And this is especially true when looking back on the momentous events of one’s own life. … Continue reading

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Finding Father: Hook versus Peter Pan

Finding Neverland J.M. Barrie wrote the original story of Peter Pan, as a play and then a book. The film Finding Neverland explores how this came about. According to Wikipedia: the story focuses on Scottish writer J. M. Barrie, his … Continue reading

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Adoption: to the 3rd and 4th Generations

  An Open Secret Brigitte, pictured above, is the latest in a long line of family members that have been adopted. This happened a month before her 9th birthday. Working backwards, Brigitte’s mother, Amy, is my adopted child. I was … Continue reading

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Back to the ‘Hood, Babyhood

  I Am Born Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show. (David Copperfield) My mother recorded my birth details in my … Continue reading

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Perry Mason: the making of a legend

  This was the opening sequence of the very first episode of the hit television program. The date was September 21, 1957. History was made that night. Although most people will remember Raymond Burr in this role, Perry Mason didn’t … Continue reading

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Pet Interactions

Here are a couple of stories that show how we interact with animals. Biting the Hand that Teases You In 1956, during the time my first sister was born, I was farmed out to the Duffs in New Lowell, Ontario. … Continue reading

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The TTC: Toronto Transit Commission

This is a pictorial homage to a institution that I grew up with in the city of my birth: the Toronto Transit Commission. Streetcars My earliest memories include Sunday rides on streetcars, the Toronto tram system. They were steamy in … Continue reading

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