Tag Archives: Canada

Remembrance Day

Lest We Forget Posted on November 10, 2012 by motleydragon In Canada we honour Remembrance Day on November 11.For the entire month we wear the poppy pins sold by veterans’ associations, on the 11th the entire nation stops everything  and stands … Continue reading

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Hallowe’en 6… Maman is a giant spider!

Now THIS is scary!  Canada joined the elite group of really BIG art connoisseurs when we bought our very own COPY for a mere $3.2 million in 2005. Why!? Here is the article from Wikipedia: Maman (1999) is a sculpture … Continue reading

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A whole day nearer

I have used this link in my blog before (Les Vieux. (July 6, 2012).  The very old lady I referred to in that post, my mother’s last survivng friend, has since died.  She decided she was too tired to go … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye

SARS doctor pleads for legalized assisted suicide in posthumous video This was a headline in today’s Spectator. Both my parents struggled through unnecessary pain and fear in their final days.  My mother went into the hospital “for tests” and never … Continue reading

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Unthinkable

Not since the serpent tempted Eve in the garden, or Cleopatra clasped an asp to her bosom, have snakes received so much attention! The comic/tragic way I heard about the attack in New Brunswick was very strange.  I was at … Continue reading

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Bucket List

 I don’t have a “bucket list”, that list of things to do before you die, and I haven’t really thought much about what I would include. The idea became popular after a 2007 film about two terminally ill men who … Continue reading

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A Civics Lesson

Still more about Canada… from Rick Mercer, a popular Canadian comedian, television personality, and political satirist. The basic facts are accurate, if dated by a few years.  (Michaëlle Jean’s term as Governor General finished in 2010, and Prime Minister Stephen … Continue reading

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