Tag Archives: Family

Seasons

Summer is drawing to a close here on Vancouver Island. You can hear it in the low moan of morning fog horns and in the crackle of russet leaves falling in the forest. You can smell it in the jammy scent of over-ripe … Continue reading

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A Love Letter to My Boy at 16

Dear G___, As you turn 16, I watch you venturing out into the world, my heart filled with pride for the young man you are becoming and with fierce mother-love for that part of you that will always be my … Continue reading

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Brotherhood 

    For most of his fifteen years, my middle son has been perfecting the art of pushing his older brother’s buttons. He is masterful. Nobody can send my eldest into orbit so quickly or so decisively. In case you might have … Continue reading

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Time With My Boy

  My eldest son has spent the past year in Ottawa, attending university and working as a page in parliament. It has been one of those, amazing, life-changing kind of years for him, the kind of year that sets one’s course … Continue reading

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Saturday at the Sevens

The sun is shining today in Victoria and it’s a perfect day for watching the International Women’s Rugby Sevens – especially with a couple of rugby-mad men in the house. So why, you might ask, am I inside a gym-like … Continue reading

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Budding Photographers

The waves roll in fast and grey as the sky, crashing violently against the rocks at the far edge of Frank Island. Though I know he’s well back from the water, I’m watching my middle son a bit anxiously as … Continue reading

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Mom’s Taxi: A Valentine for My 15 Year Old Son

Here’s how I spent Valentine’s Day: driving my 15 year old son all over the Victoria area, delivering him to appointments and helping him with a number of errands. We started out around 9 am, which is pretty early for … Continue reading

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