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Merry Christmas!

In Toronto we have an FM radio station, CHFI, that plays only Christmas music at this time of year. I noticed this song came up a lot (by checking “recently played” on the web) but never heard it ’till now. Not bad! 🙂

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Christmas Without You

This song has a melody but I won’t have enuf time to get that together by Xmas so I’ll just post an instrumental and let my guitar gently weep.

Dedicated to all those who might be alone or missing someone over the holidays… and to all those 70s pop stars who made FM radio a unique moment in musical history…


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Grinch moment


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Christmas is for kids

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Taken today at one of the more economically disadvantaged parishes in Toronto (area-wise). Seems these amazing people are doing the most for kids this Xmas.

And isn’t that usually the way?

Those with a lot grasp on to it and are often cheap and miserly. Those with a little know what it means to be in want, so tend to share whatever they have to help others avoid that unpleasant feeling.


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Our Lady of Lourdes

Over the holidays TCM broadcast an old film about Bernadette, the young village woman who allegedly saw the Blessed Virgin Mary at Lourdes. It was a good film. Made me think about the whole thing. Here’s a pic of a Catholic church named after all that.

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Rest in Pieces

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People in our surrounding area are really getting into Halloween this year. Some of the displays are quite elaborate but also dark, energy-sucking things, which makes me think how we live in a culture of death.

But then again, the same neighborhood really gets into Christmas displays. So maybe it’s just a seasonal thing. It is Halloween, after all!

This display struck my fancy. At least the ghoul is grinning!


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Christmas in April

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Funny story behind this one. I take my Mom up to Richmond Hill to get her hair done. It’s a small, quaint old town just north of Toronto—almost part of Toronto, with the incredible urban sprawl that’s going on.

Anyhow, as she was getting her hair done, I walked across Yonge Street (a busy street) to a Tim Horton’s. But the service was pretty slow at Tim’s, and I only had about 10 minutes before I had to pick her up. So I waltzed into a nearby variety store, feeling expansive and relaxed, having gotten out of the city core for a while. Deciding I needed a Coke, I grabbed this one. I laughed. Nice and fresh.

This can was sitting on the store shelf last Saturday. But I bought it anyway. Just had to. Love the Xmas design.!