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Lasha Morningstar

You have power to rise above fears in a cruel world

Lasha Morningstar

June 3, 2013

"It doesn't matter." Too often we say these words out loud or silently to ourselves.

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Fragility of life comes home to roost

Lasha Morningstar

May 6, 2013

The fragility of life broke through the turmoil of our everyday lives when Boston Marathon bombs unleashed their cowardly indiscriminate destruction.

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Spring offers bounty of opportunities to create a new life

Lasha Morningstar

April 1, 2013

The kiss of spring wafts by a rosy cheek. A glance at the mounds of snow makes a soul wonder how one is thinking about warmth and a new season although March 20 – the official start of that blessed season – has come and gone.

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Angels are ever-present

Lasha Morningstar

March 4, 2013

A frantic time of life. Work in Toronto's hyper-competitive media world. Then grab a bus to Barrie (93 km north) at night.

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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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