On receiving the degree of Honorary Doctorate of Education (honoris causa)

“Mr. Chancellor, Mr. President, Honored Platform Guests, Members of the Board of Governors, Members of the Academic Senate, staff, students, graduates and all family friends and special guests, Ladies and Gentlemen…” So … I have become ‘that’ person.  In 1992, while graduating from the University of Ottawa, I was sitting amongst my friends and peers andContinue reading “On receiving the degree of Honorary Doctorate of Education (honoris causa)”

To Everything … turn turn turn …

I was standing outside a while ago, taking pictures of the beautiful colours which are starting to surround me. I slept well last night … and awoke to a misty river. I always get nostalgic at this time of year, because although Summer is almost here, I know that soon, everything eventually falls asleep …Continue reading “To Everything … turn turn turn …”

Just making sure …

“Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. “Pooh?” he whispered.“Yes, Piglet?”“Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s hand. “I just wanted to be sure of you.”A.A. Milne A very special little guy whom I never met in person loves this quote… and this morning, after he whispered it to me again and again while visiting Dreamland – I had to find it andContinue reading “Just making sure …”

It’s a matter of perspective

Funny. Every year for the past decade, I’ve looked forward to Summer Holidays. I’m a teacher. I’ve been working with students for the most part of my Life, and it’s what fuels me and allows my family and I to experience a comfortable and dependable living. What people forget about our profession is that toContinue reading “It’s a matter of perspective”