Category Archives: Family Members

Nature Vs. Nurture

I noticed that Scott’s been a little obsessed with forebears, progeny, and such. See the following challenges on the Dailypost: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2011/10/30/what-of-who-you-are-is-genetics-vs-your-choices/ http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2011/10/31/who-is-your-favorite-parent/ http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2011/11/01/what-do-you-hope-your-kids-will-say-about-you-when-grown-up/ I took some time to mull these matters over in light of many events happening around me. … Continue reading

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Money, Money, Money

I often hear the sad conclusion, “Money is the root of all evil.”  Normally, it’s said with an air of resignation, after heaving a great sigh.  Over the years, I have wondered about the statement.  After all, money is a … 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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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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Namesakes

I’m not sure if the practice of naming one’s offspring after one’s self is still customary these days but when I was growing up, I often encountered an acquaintance, classmate or friend who is named after one of his/her parents … 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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