A lump of coal…and a warm hearth

Ever had someone threaten to give you that in your stocking? Or perhaps you’ve threatened to give it instead. That’s what my grandparents used to tell us Santa would bring for naughty little boys and girls – nothing but a great, ugly lump of coal. It had special meaning to us. To most kids, the…

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The Golden Years – aging parents…

It’s something most of us will have to deal with at some point in our lives – to one degree or another. For some, it will simply mean listening to the litany of aches and pains and the hassles of Medi-Care (a quagmire in itself.) For others, it may mean taking on the role of…

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