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Lasha Morningstar

Obituaries, wills are the power to write our final stories

Lasha Morningstar

February 4, 2013

It's a grismal way to start the day. But it must be done. Each and every morning I go through the newspaper obituaries searching for any priests or nuns who might have died. Should one be on their way to heaven, a story might be done based on their religious life.

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Forget those January resolutions; just let me have some joy

Lasha Morningstar

January 14, 2013

A clean slate. Usually a new year brings a great pricking of the conscience, an obligation to make – and keep – rules.

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A candle brings light and warmth

Lasha Morningstar

December 3, 2012

The first thought is always the same and always anxious. Is the candle room door open?

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Not one dog is forgotten before God

Lasha Morningstar

October 29, 2012

The bite of winter nips. Leaves are in plastic bags or piled on compost heaps. Bulbs tucked in the earth wait for spring. Winter jackets are dug out from the back of the closet. And mental notes are made to gather warm clothing for the homeless.

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Bountiful feast a time to celebrate past, dream of future

Lasha Morningstar

October 1, 2012

The bounty of Thanksgiving can be so easily missed. Plunked where it is, somewhere between the end of summer and onset of winter, Thanksgiving is for many of us just a long weekend with maybe a too-full meal.

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Firefighters are a special breed who get in harm's way

Lasha Morningstar

September 3, 2012

No matter how many years pass, Sept. 11 pushes our thoughts back to that savage infamy that changed our world – physically and spiritually.

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Out of our isolation grows a disregard for nature, community

Lasha Morningstar

July 2, 2012

The wild hare hurtled across the winter street, just missing being hit by the car. It was 6 a.m. in city centre Inglewood. The driver was a woman, the car flashy and new. She made no attempt to stop.

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Harsh last words will ring forever in my memory

Lasha Morningstar

June 4, 2012

Her rough voice rang in my ears. "I was just saying to someone at lunch I would far rather get a basket of those little packages of special food than get flowers. They just die."

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Five-year goal offers a path to Good News

Lasha Morningstar

May 7, 2012

If ever there was a time for giving one's head a shake it's now. Governments, from provincial to global, are changing, people are rioting in the streets, environmental disasters grab the headlines. Then there is the shaky economy . . .

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Behold the wood of the cross . . . but can we still wear it

Lasha Morningstar

April 2, 2012

Easter, and Christian eyes rest on the crucifixion. Hearts and souls traverse through Christ's anguish in Gethsemane, the Last Supper knowing Judas would betray him, Peter deny him.

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