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Month: December 2009

We Will Remember Them

They shall grow not old, as we who are left grow old Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn At the going down of the sun, and in the morning We will remember them In memory of our fallen Canadians: Sgt George Miok — Afghanistan December 30, 2009 Sgt Kirk Taylor — Afghanistan December 30, 2009 Cpl Zachary McCormack — Afghanistan December 30, 2009 Pvt Garrett William Chidley — Afghanistan December 30, 2009 Michelle Lang — embedded journalist — Afghanistan December 30, 2009 Always Caring — Always Canadian — Never Defeated Support Our Troops — Wear Red on...

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We Will Remember Him

They shall grow not old, as we who are left grow old Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn At the going down of the sun, and in the morning We will remember them In memory of our fallen Canadian: Lt Andrew R. Nuttall — Afghanistan December 23, 2009 Always Caring — Always Canadian — Never Defeated Support Our Troops — Wear Red on...

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Winter Officially Begins; Christmas Isn't Far Behind

Yesterday was the shortest day of the year, it was also the first official day of winter. We’ve been pretty fortunate so far, we’ve had very little snow so far this season. For the first time in 160 years there was zero snow in November. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t really dislike winter. I do love the beauty of a winter snowfall, even the beauty of ice clinging to trees after freezing rain. I don’t enjoy the treacherous roads the weather brings. I deal with them by refusing to budge from the house when a storm is underway or imminent. The start of winter also brings us very close to Christmas Day, just three days away as I write this entry. I’m going to be spending a quiet day at home on Christmas Day. Depending on the weather on Christmas Eve, I will be going to church and then will settle in for a couple of days of quiet time. I’m looking forward to that time. I have some reading I want to do and some writing. Christmas is a reminder of the roots of my Christian faith as it celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Messiah, God in human form. I saw a quote on Twitter the other day “There is one, who was born, who gives life to our living.”, it was tweeted by @AllisonAllen...

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