Month: August 2013

The Buoys of Summer

Tod. Sidney. Montague. Glen. These are a few of my true loves, complete with my husband’s blessing. In fact, he is in love with them as well. Their full names are Tod Inlet, Sidney Spit, Montague Harbour and Glenthorne Passage. They are among our favorite stopping points when we boat around the Canadian Gulf Islands....

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Vaccination Views

When I read about science pushing the boundaries so that women can give birth in their sixties, I thank God for giving me children when I was much younger. Not only do I look back with amazement at the energy I had that eludes me now (and I haven’t hit my sixties yet), but today’s...

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A Library Love Letter

I had an hour’s vacation the other day. While I live about four minutes from a public library that I regularly visit, there is a much larger regional branch about seventeen minutes away from my home. When I was actively home schooling, the kids and I went there often, but in the past year, I...

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Aug. 7, 2013

  __________________________________________________ This week’s Susan’s Musings: It’s (almost) September: Do You Know Where Your Children Are? During the 1960’s and onwards, a New York TV station prefaced the 10 o’clock news with the phrase, “It’s 10 PM. Do you know where your children are?” As a child, in the safe boundaries of my urban middle-class...

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It’s (almost) September: Do You Know Where Your Children Are?

During the 1960’s and onwards, a New York TV station prefaced the 10 o’clock news with the phrase, “It’s 10 PM. Do you know where your children are?” As a child, in the safe boundaries of my urban middle-class neighborhood, I assumed it was a reminder to parents that their kids might still be on...

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