Category Archives: Child

The Daughter Chronicles: The P Word

It was a brisk Fall evening in Toronto, when we all came home to my aunt’s house on Edenvalley Drive. We had been staying with her and my uncle while our home was being renovated a few blocks down the … Continue reading

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Most Cherished

Daily Post asked for my most cherished, my number one. Here they all are!

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Weekly Writing Challenge: An Unforgettable Family

The following is my amateur effort to rise up to the weekly writing challenge provided by the Daily Post’s weekly writing challenge.  I have been working on this piece for a few nights now. I have decided to tell this … Continue reading

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Stories over Roast Duck Dinners

Our daughter decided to treat us to a dinner of roast duck in two courses last week.  It was her gift to her father, who was to celebrate his birthday in a few days. It was supposed to be a … Continue reading

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Yayas and Nannies

A friend asked me if I’ve had the opportunity to watch “The Help,” which came out on theaters recently.  Unfortunately, I have not had a chance.  I read the book about two years ago.  It was passed on to me … Continue reading

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So Broken

It was Mid-winter in Ottawa when I first laid eyes on Mannon (not her real name, of course). I was to be her attending resident for the next two months. We had divvied up the patients on the Adolescent Medicine … Continue reading

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Waiting Room Stories

Last week, I was sitting in a half empty waiting room while my father was having his hearing tested.  I had finished filling all the information and HIPAA forms when I glanced up and saw a pleasant-looking elderly gentleman smiling … Continue reading

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Campus Tour

This morning we left a little early. We wanted to avoid the traffic into the city. We were going to the campus tour of USF. The air was cool for summer. The sky was blanketed with clouds, although the forecast … Continue reading

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Business Talk, Family Talk

In as much as I have held this blog sacred from being invaded by our family business in any form or shape, I have had people visit my site and ask why there is no mention of the family business … Continue reading

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