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A Lion, A Witch & A Wardrobe: Our Family Trip to Stratford

The theater was spectacular, with regal spotless carpet beneath our feet and a glowing chandelier strung high above the main floor. On the stage, large screens and handmade sets alternated, with actors moving the evergreens and standing behind them rather than stage-hands designed to be invisible but quite easily seen. The lion, Aslan, representative of the son of God himself,… Read more →

There's really no reason we can't spend our days smiling at every person who passes by.

Let’s Truly Live: The Tragically Hip, a funeral and a lot of love

Last night was the final concert of the Tragically Hip in their hometown of Kingston, Ontario. Tickets were $10. Wearing a denim jacket, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hugged lead singer Gord Downie, whose diagnosis of terminal brain cancer inspired the distinctly Canadian band to launch its farewell tour, which ended last night. Read about it here. The concert was… Read more →