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2003 May

Tell your mother you love her

2012-10-30T02:01:17-04:00May 9th, 2003|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Sunday is Mother's Day, and I'm reminded that I've never held my mother, looked into her eyes and told her that I love her. I've never offered a soft kiss on her cheek. I've never even given my mother flowers. My mom died before I got the chance.

1997 May

A thorny, red rose

2013-05-25T15:31:33-04:00May 10th, 1997|Categories: London Free Press, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

(The London Free Press – Saturday, May 10, 1997) "We are one, after all, you and I. Together we suffer. Together we exist. And forever will re-create each other." — Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, 20th century French philosopher ST. THOMAS, CANADA – Tomorrow is Mother's Day, the one day of the year I'm vividly reminded I have never held my mother, looked into her eyes and told her I love her. I have never offered a soft kiss on her cheek. I have never even given her flowers.