Tag Archives: Alberta Children’s Hospital

Thanksgiving 59 Years Later

“The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain.  It’s the loneliness of it.  Memories need to be shared” – Lois Lowry, The Giver CONFESSIONS – It is challenging to distinguish between a confession and whining however after two weeks of fighting for some hope it is time to lay out a confession.  There couldn’t […]
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Chapter 1 – Part 2, The Foundation

Let It Come Lying alone in your solitary bed, The arrival of death you do not dread, You’ve lived a different but confusing life, Accepting pleasure and the occasional strife, And had such joy with your now dead wife. You are alone and feeling ready, Your soul is clean and your mind is steady, You […]
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The Poster Child Philosophy

“A commitment made to a child should be a commitment for life” – Terry Wiens (on the subject of Poster Children) How many times does a picture of some cute animal or cute child show up on your Facebook wall?  That’s because cuteness sells.  This is also a well established premise in marketing and nothing […]
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Memorializing Youth

It has been one crazy busy week and yet I feel like nothing was accomplished.  The week ended on a sad note when I was made aware of the loss of yet another childhood friend.  My thoughts and prayer go out to Randy, Cathy’s surviving husband plus their kids. This took me back to my […]
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Merry Christmas 2013

Another Christmas is just about upon us and it is a time of year that has a very different meaning for me.  I spend more Christmases in the Alberta Children’s Hospital then I did with my family.  The Children’s Hospital did everything they could to arrange passes so as many kids as possible could go […]
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