A Slice of Pumpkin Pie!

I’ve never been big on Hallmark Holidays. That’s what I consider Thanksgiving.Probably because our family leads busy lives and the thought of cleaning for company and cooking all day just doesn’t sound like a lot of fun. Don’t get me wrong. We’ve celebrated every year, except last, with turkey and family. Sometimes we’ve even included… Continue reading A Slice of Pumpkin Pie!

Their Shoes #41

James obtained his shoes from the Red Apple discount store downtown. His girlfriend was “after him” for months to buy a new pair of shoes. The laces were still fine but the soles were “no good”. With a laugh, he tells me he had “holes in my soles!” What is your biggest struggle with poverty… Continue reading Their Shoes #41

Their Shoes #40

Dustin received his shoes from a homeless man. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “It’s people pissing off. They steal my stuff. Not respectful. There always seems to be a thief around me. I’m constantly having to replace the things I own. Or used to own, anyways.” “Food is a… Continue reading Their Shoes #40

My Father’s Gift

“The best thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” While this quote by John Wooden may not apply to many family situations nowadays, it did apply to my own family. To love unconditionally with your whole soul sets a wonderful example to children. For Father’s Day, let me share… Continue reading My Father’s Gift

Top Things I Learned

Things I learned from entering my first writing contest: 1)    I wished I paid more attention to Mrs. McPhee, my grade eight English teacher. No one knew grammar like Mrs. McPhee! 2)    Mistakes can be found even on the fortieth re-read. 3)    It’s good to review the fine print of the rules earlier than the… Continue reading Top Things I Learned

Their Shoes #17

Jackie’s wearing slippers in the winter despite owning a pair of boots. She twisted her ankle and the slippers are the only footwear that’s comfortable right now. She bought them at Wal-Mart for $14.97. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “Accepting seeing some of the poor people here at the… Continue reading Their Shoes #17