• Stacy at the podium giving a talk.
    Courage,  Grief,  Helping Children

    DON’T YOU GET USED TO IT

    It is 7:35 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9. Every year, Victims Services of Montgomery County hold a memorial service and vigil for families and friends of homicides. I am honoured to be asked to present the Spiritual Invocation. This is my twenty third year attending. Watching those in anguish is heartbreaking. I have friends who have lost their children in this evil way and some have told me of the incredibly ignorant questions and comments they had to endure. Yes, I am sure it is done with every good intention. It is important to think before speaking. The poem I like by Angela Miller goes as follows:                             MY CHILD…

  • Theo Gmur won three golds on his Paralympic debut at PyeongChang 2018
    Courage,  Life Achievements

    About the 2018 Winter Olympics

    What are you doing with your time these days? Watching the Winter Olympics was almost addictive. I recorded all of them, so I could fast forward past commercials and events that were rather tedious to watch, like the skiing that took hours and hours. I had my favourites. Figure skating is the best for me and I was amazed at their performances.  I, who sprained my ankle at the one and only lesson I had. It was all very glorious and exciting. Truly, I couldn’t grasp how they stood on their skates, let alone move on the ice and leap into the air with a quadruple bound! Many years ago,…