Category Archives: evocative impressions

On February 15 I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Stuart McLean. For those who don’t know, for more than 20 years Stuart was the host of the popular CBC radio show The Vinyl Cafe.  For an hour every Saturday and Sunday Canadians around the globe tuned in to hear stories of Dave,…

“I heard the bells on Christmas day Their old, familiar carols play, And wild and sweet The words repeat Of peace on earth, good-will to men!” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Jake, James and I wish you all the peace that can be found in the silence of freshly falling snow, and the warmth & companionship…

* twas the night before Christmas and all through the house . . . not a creature was stirring not even a Jacob . . . the stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there. when out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, Jake…