Yesteryear

I used to love going down to St. Michael’s Cathedral on Sunday nights. I would leave a bit late to arrive after the downtown parking was free but still in time for the Eucharist. Lovers and Other Strangers used to play on the radio, a nice show with music and readings from Don Jackson. It […]

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Reflected Glory

This image is a reflection from a stained glass window at St. Anselm’s parish, Toronto. The image on the window is not Christ but someone wearing a hat. Probably a bishop. The reflection, however, looks like Christ to me. Christ in the bishop?

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Christmas Greetings!

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Carlo Maratta or Maratti (13 May 1625 – 15 December 1713) was an Italian painter, active mostly in Rome, and known principally for his classicizing paintings executed in a Late Baroque Classical manner. Nobody really knows the actual day when Jesus was born. Some believe he was just a mythical…

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Reelin’ in the Years – 2009

It’s 2009 and I’m 47 years old. For those of you just joining my journey through the past, Reelin’ in the Years is an autobiography of sorts thru pop music. When I was a kid music was paramount. Its importance has always been there but my focus has shifted over the years. It’s not always […]

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Reelin’ in the Years – 2003

It’s 2003 and I’m 41 years old. My father would pass away this year so it wasn’t exactly a stellar year. However, my faith saw me through. I remember driving down to St. Michael’s Cathedral and hearing this song by the Canadian duo Appleton come on the radio. The radio program was called Lovers and Other Strangers, […]

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Reelin’ in the Years – 1995

1995 was a wonderful year for music. So many classic albums and even the singles charts are looking more promising. I’m 33 years old and buying more pop than I have for decades. And I am feeling a bit of a rebirth – finding my groove again – after going deep into Gregorian chants and […]

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Reelin’ in the Years – 1994

It’s 1994 and I’m 32 years old. Cruising along with my doctorate, living in Ottawa and spending some time in Toronto during the summer while my parents are away. Apartment living in Ottawa got pretty buggy at times, and my parents’ empty house was a welcome respite. Also, the spacious Toronto Reference Library had The Collected […]

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