Tag Archives: fathers

Moms + family cultures

This being Mother’s Day, I posted a photo of my Mom on Facebook.  I found myself remembering mothers I once knew.  Of course, we’re talking about the Father-Knows-Best/Ozzie-and-Harriet era, when moms were always there for you, always had wise answers … Continue reading

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The sins of our “fathers”…

There we sat, in the café, a lot of Canadian history between us.  Her ancestors indigenous Canadian and holocaust survivors, mine ‘Scottish Presbyterian’ and English settlers who imposed themselves on land that may never have belonged to them. If my … Continue reading

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Father soup….

“Darkness brings home fathers, with their real, unspeakable power.” – Margaret Atwood, Cat’s Eye. In his book The Measure of a Man, J.J. Lee refers to the idea that the more we try not to be like our father, the … Continue reading

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