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Martin Luther


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"You have to write the book that wants to be written. and if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children."

Madeleine L'Engle


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"No person* is an island entire of itself: every person is a piece of the continent, a part of the main... Any person's death diminishes me, because I am involved in humankind. And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for you.*" (*"man" ^"thee")

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LoveChild 18: Just Married – and Living with His Family!
After a hasty marriage, Robert and Margaret, two very different people, begin to learn about one another. That's made even more difficult when they're living with other family members.
Lovechild 17: A Fairytale Romance
He was 26, a quiet country boy with only grade 8, still living with his very religious mother and working at a job he didn't like. She was 27, a thoroughly modern girl who'd left home at 16 to work at Eaton's, and loved to be out dancing. But it was love at first sight for these two very different people.
LoveChild 16: My Father’s Story
It was 1925. Robert Shaw's father had died five days after he turned 13; his teacher had told him he was "stupid;" he wasn't equipped for the kind of job he wanted. What did his future hold?
LoveChild 15: My Father’s Parents, George and Jennie Shaw
It's so easy to forget, in 2019, that only 100 years ago, life was very different. And that 150 years ago, many immigrants, many from Ireland, were building homes in Canada, creating communities, clearing farmland, and building cabins, and then houses, in which to live and raise their families. My paternal grandparents were two of those people.
LoveChild 14b: Our Sherritt / Baird Heritage Pt. 2
“We're all ghosts. We all carry, inside us,people who came before us."Liam Callanan, The Cloud AtlasIn Part 1 (my last[...]
Alternatives to Abortion – Or How To Be Pro-life and Not Merely Pro-Birth
20 things we could do to educate young people on how to prevent unwanted pregnancies and to help girls and women feel they have enough support to carry on with their pregnancies.
Can You Be Both Pro-Life and Pro-Choice?
Abortion is a consequence of a society that doesn't provide adequate care for its women and mothers.
Feeling Overwhelmed These Days? I Am.
At my core, I'm a fiction writer, but over the last three or so years, I’ve pretty well given up the struggle to even try to write anything fun because there's just too much harsh reality going on around me. And so many lies.... So I've decided to write about how I feel and what I see.
LoveChild 14a: Our Sherritt / Baird Heritage Pt. 1
My desire to understand my parents led me all the way back to Ireland during the famine of the 1840s.
Breast Cancer: A Caregiver’s Perspective
When his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer a year ago, Les Lindquist had no choice but to become her primary caregiver. That led to his battling depression.
My One-Year Breast Cancer Anniversary
Me in the Maritimes September, 2018. One year ago today, Les and I were driving a sturdy rental car through[...]
10 Months After Learning I Might Have Cancer, I’m Almost Back to Being “Normal Me”
This is going to be short, but I wanted to let everyone know that I'm more or less back after[...]