My new book “Midlife Solo” will be published by Mosaic Press later this year. Stay tuned!

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the candle in the window

It’s almost midnight on this on-going day of mourning. I listened to the national news on CBC radio, then watched the CBC TV news, and now am watching Steve Paikin’s show on TVO; they were all about Jack. What a difference this man made to our country, in every good way. What a legacy of decency and compassion he has left. I wonder if inferior politicians of a less generous and kind stripe are watching this outpouring and wondering what people will say of them after they’re gone.

Someone started a Facebook page this afternoon suggesting that we light a candle in our front windows at 9 p.m. tonight in honour of Jack Layton. The one in my window is burning still.



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