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Durban Diwali 2014

We drove to Durban last week Tuesday. It was overcast and misty and by the time we had reached the Natal midlands, it was raining. This is completely normal for summertime in Durban. 1,352 more words


To my elusive granddad

I’v heard the arguments of a generation that is fatherless and I understand the pain and life difficulties that could follow when the father is not present, especially when there were problems in the parental relationship. 465 more words


Saying Goodbye to my son

* Deep breath *

Today I am saying out loud, good bye to my son. He isn’t dead so please no heart sink for a mother in mourning. 1,110 more words


Do You Still Seek Your Parents Approval In Middle Age?

When you make the decision to migrate to the other side of the world like I have, your relationship with your parents inevitably changes.

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Midlife Observations

Three In Full Exercise (2014)

1. Grandparents.
2. Parents.
3. Children.
Healthy, to see-
Not later, but being done early.


Canadian Pioneers

My mother’s family immigrated to Canada’s Alberta plains from Ukraine in 1898. I’ve written of her grandparents, Stephan and Sanxira Tokaruk and also her parents, Wasyl and Anna Huculak. 255 more words



My grandmother, or granny, is one of the strongest, most compassionate, and generous people I know. She came from a poor family and had to work in the fields picking cotton as a child. 184 more words

Life Lessons