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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Construction boom

Toronto is growing faster than its transportation network can handle. You have to be a backroads wizard to get around, and even then you might get caught in traffic somewhere. This was taken the other day when I went down to Shuter Street just east of Yonge for a Sunday Mass at my fav. downtown […]

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The Holodeck

I’m trying to get in better shape by bike riding. Also, just enjoying the parks in Toronto. Being mostly stuck in the city during summer is fairly new to me. One has to adapt. Sometimes I muse that the Toronto Parks are like the holodeck in Star Trek TNG. They’re not quite the countryside but […]

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Books!

Nothing too special. Just a shot I took not too long ago. Someday books like this will be a memory. Probably not too far away.

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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 – 2002

It’s 2002 and I’m 40 years old. I’m adjusting to Toronto life nicely, after spending almost a decade away. The city has changed a lot since I was a kid. Not only bigger but a much better cultural and religious mix. Toronto is emerging as a multicultural powerhouse. Traffic is getting more congested, not just at […]

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Reelin’ in the Years – 2001

It’s 2001 and I’m 39 years old. This was an eventful year. I formally converted to Catholicism at Easter in 2001. I remember feeling graces pouring down on me after leaving the church that sunny day. The other main event, of course, was 9/11. I was with my parents that morning. We had CNN on […]

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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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