Thanks to all the supporters of local businesses!!! We need to support them and they in turn support local artists, authors and entrepreneurs. Community taking care of community.
I want to give a big THANK-YOU to several local businesses for helping to promote my novel, Corbett's Daughter.
If you're walking through Dundas, you may see "Corbett's Daughter" and the 'SUPPORT LOCAL' contest in some shops. Try the newly reopened Domestique Coffee Shoppe. Kendra and Chris are welcoming, engaging, and they make a wicked Cappuccino and Mocha!!! . . . Definitely a destination!
Across the street and down a little, you'll find Cruikshank's. Our thanks go to Gord Cruickshank for supporting and promoting the contest. If you need a special gift for the man or woman in your life, Cruikshank's will definitely be able to help!
STAY SAFE, everyone!!!
And PLEASE!!!—SOCIALLY-DISTANCE AND WEAR A MASK—SOMEONE ELSE'S LIFE DEPENDS ON IT!
Today we remember what has been given by many. Our freedom was not easily won.
Our veterans met their obligations.
Honour their memory by looking out for your neighbour, for your community, for your fellow man--
as they looked out for us!
How dare anyone feel they don't have a responsibility to keep others safe?
To not wear a mask in a pandemic is immoral!
People are always screaming about their rights!
Rights come with obligations!
It's not about you, or about me--
It's about us—all of us!!!
Civilization is about getting from ME to WE!
WE ARE OUR BROTHERS' KEEPER!
I wish you that inner peace that comes--NOT from TAKING—but from GIVING!
Until next week,
Blog for November 2, 2020
November 2, 2020
WOW! More than two-and-a-half-years since my last blog! How on earth did we end up here, in a crazy 2020 that finds all of us at least mildly changed from 2017? One way or another, we’ve made it through and find ourselves rediscovering who we are, what we’re made of, and what we plan on doing in response to knowing more about ourselves.
Some of us have enjoyed success and celebrations. Others have suffered hardship, and some have endured pain and loss—as I have: Suddenly, tragically, I lost my beloved elder son, Marc—a very esteemed professor and successful scholar—who suffered with mental illness. A large hole has been left in my heart and in our whole family. . . . But—dammit-all—I’ve survived! . . . May we all successfully struggle through these difficult times—together.
By following a simple credo:
“I AM MY BROTHERS’ KEEPER.”
I managed to keep my focus on helping others rather than wallowing in self-paralyzing grief. That’s the gist of my message today—GIVE, AND YOU’LL “MAKE IT THROUGH!!!” And when I say “give,” I DON’T mean just to family members!
GIVE—TO THE WORLD
And I’m not talking about money!!!
“Giving” constitutes the first of my four strategies for living a fulfilling life. . . . I’m back again, still hanging on,
still hanging in! . . . And yes, I do my best to practice what I preach!!!
Until next time, a few days from now,
Peace and love,