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I Have Father’s Smile

I have my dad’s smile. It was a common refrain for me to hear growing up: “You look so much like your dad!” And it’s true. I have his eyes, his hair (all on my head, thank goodness; he can keep the beard), his bone structure and body type, and even his sinuses (ask both…

My Year with Nouwen_The Beginning

One Word 365 has put forth a challenge for 2014: pick a word meaningful to you, and… see what happens. Some of my friends have chosen words like "serenity" (NOT the Firefly ship… sigh), or "leadership", or "intention", or "family", or "read". Being the slightly frustrated rebel that I am, I picked a person —…

50 Rules for Aunties of Boys

You may have seen this post floating around the blogosphere: 50 Rules for Dads of Daughters. Some of my favourites were: 6. Buy her a glove and teach her to throw a baseball. Make her proud to throw like a girl… a girl with a wicked slider. 18. Tell her she’s beautiful. Say it over…