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Not a creature was stirring…

Originally published on December 24, 2012 It was the morning of Christmas Eve and once again it didn’t feel like Christmas.  It had been years since I last celebrated Christmas – but I remember it well.  It was in 1983 at my Mom & Dad’s place in Midland, Ontario.  My family always got together to […]

Volunteer Week (April 6-12)

Someone once asked me “What are you going to do when you retire?”  Without hesitating I answered “I don’t know!” From the first day that I started working to support myself (in 1968) I told myself that things would get easier if I worked hard.  And if things really did get easier for me – […]

A Love Story

Originally published June 15, 2012 On Wednesday morning, during my shift as a volunteer at the Cancer Centre, we learned that it was Margaret’s 75th Birthday.  Margaret is a retired nurse who volunteers at the Cancer Centre on Wednesday afternoons.  Margaret and her very good friend Hilary, who is also a retired nurse, take the […]

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Daniel St. Andrews

A Personal Journal of my Loves, Fears, Cancer and Tears