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By: Laura Christie I came across a dog walker today when I zipped out to deliver meals. I was on my way back to work and had stopped at a red light, when I was instantly taken in by the scene before me. There were four small dogs of varying breeds. They were prancing along, loving life, sniffer’s in the air. They seemed happy, quite carefree to be...
By: Laura Christie I called them my “Charlie Brown” shoes. They were chocolate brown suede with orange suede sides. Quite a step up from Buster Brown white and black saddle shoes. Appropriately shoed, I was ready for grade eight at John Dearness Public School. I also scored my very first pair of “Levis” from a store called Thrifty’s – life was...
By: Laura Christie  At one point in life, let’s call this the “woe-is-me” pre teen years, my three brothers played hockey. A time consumming sport with practises, games & tournaments. My dad loved hockey, playing it, coaching it, and watching it. I bemoaned the fact to my mother that he spent so much time with my brothers and hockey related...
By: Laura Christie We arrived at the very busy emergency department waiting room in University Hospital at 6:30 p.m.  Our wait was long, which is the reason why it’s called, “the waiting room”.  At no time are you mislead to believe it’s “out in a jiffy room”. By the time we were seen by the emergency room doctor, and blood had been taken and the...
By: Laura Christie  At the August 8th Community Cooking Class at The Village Table, I had an opportunity to participate in the class myself. This session was for eight to eleven-year-old, “keen on food kids”. It was also an intergenerational session, and several parents stayed to take part. The first activity – was to individualize their Chef’s...
By: Laura Christie London business owner, Tony Cuzzocrea of Planmar Financial, is standing behind the local movement of ‘Love First’.  The premise is, “let’s make people happier through our good deeds” and encourage others to extend small acts of kindness, not once a year, but everyday. Simple gestures that allow all members of this community to...
By: Laura Christie Notoriously known as someone with a messy desk, I like the quote from Albert Einstein. “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?" This said by the man whose desk was piled with papers. Through the ages, long has been the debate (with research money to prove it), of the conflict...
By: Laura Christie As my blogs have revealed in past writings, breakfast visiting is my way to catch up and stay connected to people that I love. Last Sunday, I sat across the table from my friend Jill. She and I met when we started Grade 9 at Oakridge Secondary School. Jill sat in front of me in English class. I was fascinated by her braces and...
By: Laura Christie When I first started, it was clear co-workers felt that the sun rose and set with a volunteer named Fred. I called to make his acquaintance and had to leave a message. I did this several times and never got a response. Finally, a return message! Alas, from the woman who had received the messages.  “I am not Fred and you have...
By: Laura Christie On the last two occasions when I pulled out the mower, I cut the lawn cross-wise instead of length-wise. It certainly didn’t make the task any more pleasant, but I had it in my head that cutting it this way made the chore shorter in duration. And just the feeling of it being shorter was good, as there were still the flower beds...

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