Tag Archives: childhood

Mister Rogers: Therapist?

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Some films are targeted at children, most at adults; this one is aimed directly at the child in each of us.   Fred Rogers is a very nice man. Lloyd Vogul, a hurt man-child … Continue reading

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A Little Lost Glove on the Pavement

Putting Away Childhood Things As far as images go, this one of the lost glove seemed to touch a nerve with me this morning, when I came across it while walking one of our dogs. By itself, it has no … Continue reading

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The Feeling of Abandonment

We All Have Our Crosses to Bear Do you know why atheists feel justified in saying that there is no God? Because even Jesus, dying on the cross, called out to Him, and He didn’t come to Jesus’ rescue. Abandonment … Continue reading

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Now and Then: Dunsford United Church

October 2006 Date unknown, although not much has changed in my view. The tree seems larger.

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Now and Then: Windermere House

In summer In winter with my sister Anne in 2010 1950s 1930s postcard

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Finding Father: Hook versus Peter Pan

Finding Neverland J.M. Barrie wrote the original story of Peter Pan, as a play and then a book. The film Finding Neverland explores how this came about. According to Wikipedia: the story focuses on Scottish writer J. M. Barrie, his … Continue reading

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Back to the ‘Hood, Babyhood

  I Am Born Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show. (David Copperfield) My mother recorded my birth details in my … Continue reading

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Is this Normal Behaviour?

In early 1978, I met the woman who would later that year become my second wife, and her two-year old daughter. The details are unimportant, but the relationship that I split up is the point of this story. Background Sue … Continue reading

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Hershey’s Kiss

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Water Works

  Ask me what it’s like to help raise My mother: you have to show her You care for her, and give her praise.   Easy you say? Have you ever Listened to grown-ups who can talk Incessantly about things … Continue reading

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