Thursday, November 8, 2012


Remembering the fallen.
To give your life for your country is one of the most noble and courageous things that you can do. I am positive that each and every one of use is affected in some way by having a family member serving in a war present day or in the past.
Every spring for a couple weeks We are encouraged to wear the poppy as a symbol of our appreciation for the men and women who have served in various conflicts around the world over the last century and beyond. I have the feeling that a couple weeks is not enough to honor those who risked their lives and lost so that I would be able to be free to write these words each week.
I was appalled and disgusted by a news story this week that informed us of people stealing the poppy donation boxes from various locations and from various cities in our communities. Do the cowards that stole these boxes realize that the funds generated by the poppy program are used to support the men and women who have been injured, have lost limbs or have had to endure the traumatic event of losing a family member who fought for the freedom of our basic rights? I may be in the minority but I do believe that the persons responsible for this act should be called out in the public and be made to learn, study and educate  the youth of our country on  just who the real HEROES are.
Let’s not forget our veterans who have come home injured and seem to be left on their own and only get our recognition once per year. No person who has fought for my freedom and who has given me the ability to choose my own path in life will ever be forgotten. I encourage you to do the same. If you pass a veteran on the street or encounter someone in your daily travels simply say “thank you”  
The greatest man that I ever knew W Moir, my grandfather was a veteran.  Even before he passed this man was proud of his efforts during the WAR, not because he loved to fight, because he was able to see his children & grandchildren grow up in a land that valued opinions, cared for the poor and not just the affluent while enjoying the ability to live free. He and the countless others did not fight for themselves they fought for you, me and our children.
 Although we may not always agree with the reasons for conflict, let’s not have the brave men and women who are in harm’s way be the ire of frustration. Embrace our men and women service personnel let them know you are proud of them as HEROES.
To the entire veteran population in Canada and countries around the world I extend a big thank you

Thursday, November 1, 2012


There is one word in the English language that can stir up more emotions than Oprah's book of the month. This word can make you angry,frustrated,happy,sad,proud,cry,laugh and grateful just when spoken,it's all in the interpretation.The word I am talking about is Family.
I am not sure how you feel about your family but mine is all the above plus a few more.This is a normal feeling.
Seeing Granny Santa this week has made me realize that the moments that we have with our families should be cherished and remembered.
I was thinking back to when I was young and how I wanted to be on my own left alone with no rules no responsibilities,man have times changed! As I grow older I find myself thinking more about granny Santa and what she has taught me.The life's lessons that a mother or father can teach and In still in you at a young age are key and last a life time .
As I raise my own kids I understand what granny was trying to teach me ,respect ,freedom of independent thinking and the ability to make my own mistakes.My sons are at an age that they can express how they feel and we encourage many of the worlds brightest minds are silenced because people don't take the time to listen.I am not saying that my kids are the next Einsteins of the age,but they just may have an idea that could lead to peace or a cure for Cancer you never know.
I watch Mrs Santa as she raises my children and I think I am a very lucky man to have a patient and caring woman who shares the same values as I do surrounding our children.
Mothers around the world have the most thankless and difficult job and deserved to be recognized more than once a year with burn toast and concentrated orange juice in bed!
I want to personally thank not only my mom and my wife but all mothers around the world for being the most amazing and special people ever placed on this earth.
Even if you have the gamut of emotions towards your mom call her or see her when ever you can and tell them you love them.
I love the mother of my children and the mother of me .