Monday Morning Musings

Posted on February 24, 2014 under Monday Morning Musings with no comments yet



The Olympics are over and Canadians are  feeling a great sense of pride with the efforts of all of our athletes… not just the medallists. The women’s hockey game against the U.S. was one for the ages and is a good lesson in never giving up. The men’s gold medal game was an absolutely dominating performance. If you haven’t checked it out, I posted a video on Facebook yesterday. Our cathedral choir sang Oh Canada at the conclusion of mass.

I think most of you were pre-occupied with the Olympics on the weekend. I posted a story on Saturday that I thought would generate a lot of comments. The “regulars” weighed in about the story called “Flu Season.” If you get a chance, go back and read it. I don’t want to spoil the ending but really, is there anything worse than a “man cold?”

I have three other stories in the final edit stage. “A 50/50 proposition” is about luck ( or lack of luck ) purchasing 50/50 tickets. Non Catholics might not be familiar with the whole notion of Lent ( the 40 days leading up to Easter ). Catholics are supposed to show some restraint during this period of time, usually in the form of giving something up, like sweets or booze. Aren’t you glad you’re not one of us? The story is called ” I Give Up.” The last story is about potassium nitrate,  otherwise known as salt. I explore the many uses of salt including saltpeter. Coming soon, “The Salt of the Earth.”

Ok. Here’s an update on “The Week45 Express” rolling into town on April 24th. in aid of the hot meal program. I can confirm that well known author Frank MacDonald ( A Possible Madness; A Forest For Calum  ) will be one of our guest readers along with Phil Milner and your truly. The house band will be comprised of Betsy MacDonald, Peter Macdonald and Carl Laudadio. It should be a great evening for a very worthwhile cause. Please bookmark the date. Tickets will be going on sale in the next week or so.

The picture at the top of the page is the lodge at the Keppoch. A group of very dedicated people have resurrected the old ski hill and turned it into a multi season resort for snowshoeing, cross country skiing, mountain biking and hiking. Yesterday was their annual fun day. It was a cloudless sunny and warm day and the place was packed. The mood was very upbeat after Canada’s thrilling wins in hockey. If winter is getting you down, take a trip out there and enjoy the great outdoors.

Have a wonderful week.

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