Against All Odds

Today marks the annual International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This day is geared towards helping us to understand the challenges people with disabilities face and to support their dignity, rights and well-being in our communities, workplaces, institutions of learning, etc. This year's theme is: “Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive, …

After the Wedding

"Did you see the expressions on most of the people's faces when they realized that I was your date?" Kalisha exclaimed. Joe chuckled. "Yes, I did and it was priceless. They couldn't imagine that an old goat like me could be with a young and beautiful woman like you." "You're no old goat. You're more …

Joe Goes Clubbing

I must be out of my mind, Joe thought to himself. I'm actually going to a nightclub which I have never done in my entire life. I'll probably be the oldest person there. Love certainly makes us do crazy things sometimes. "You look so adorable," Kalisha said. "Adorable?" She laughed. "Adorable and sexy." "Sexy is …

Time to Say Goodbye

They stood facing each other in the lobby of his hotel. In a few minutes, he would be walking out of her life and returning to London. Although he was leaning nonchalantly against the wall, his expression was tense as he looked at her. "Our time together has come to an end," he said quietly. …

Not a Total Waste

Melania lay on her bed. It was Canada Day but she wasn't in any mood to celebrate. Her Aunt Kira had invited her to spend the day with her and Uncle Joel but she declined. "I'll spend a quiet day today," she said. "Are you sure?" Kira asked her. "Joel and I would love to …

Abi’s Look at Life

"I've been thinking about life a lot lately," Abi said to Mats. "What exactly about life have you been thinking about?" "How it's like terrible traffic and peaceful pathways." "Huh?" "You know, life's ups and downs. The terrible traffic are the downs and bad times and the peaceful pathways the ups and good times." "Oh." …

Get Real About How You Feel

Today marks the beginning of Mental Health Week in Canada. There is so much stigma attached to mental health that people who are struggling with it suffer in silence because they don't know how others will react. Mental Health affects all of us and we need to have an environment which will offer support and …

Emily’s Birthday Party

As Shiloh waited for the bus which would take her to Mr. Gladstone's place, she began to feel nervous. This was the first time that he would see her with her natural hair. Would he like it? She hoped with all her heart that he would. Everyone did--her family and her friends. They all thought …

Why Called Easter?

It was Easter Sunday evening and Father Desjardins was having dinner with Ede and her grandmother. They had attended Mass in the morning and had invited him to have lunch with them but he had already accepted another family's invitation so they invited him to have dinner instead which he readily accepted. It gave Ede …

Why Good Friday?

Father Desjardins was saying a prayer and as he kissed the rosary, he opened his eyes because he sensed that he wasn't alone. Ede was standing there, watching him. He put the rosary in the pocket of his Cossack and then beckoned her to approach him. "I'm sorry, Father Desjardins," she apologized. "I didn't mean …

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