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My time with Stella Goldenberg Brimo

The piano and meI began formal lessons in piano at age 7, but I had to stop after only a few months for reasons that were unknown to me. Five years later and without informing my parents I registered for piano lessons with Corazon Coo (née Arevalo) at the music department of the then Philippine…

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My able assistant at log-splitting: my grandson

Doing things together intentionally – a great way to build a lasting bond between grandfather and grandchild. (read more on grandfather-grandchild togetherness) I have seven grandchildren whose parents live across Canada, from East to West and in-between. I and my wife enjoy immensely whatever time we have with them. The Covid-19 restrictions that had been…

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The Good Samaritan and the Physician’s Oath

A message delivered to a Christian fellowship of physicians, 6 March 2021, online platform. Based on Luke 10:25-37 Familiarity proceeds from experience. Familiarity is an important component of our bedrock of knowledge that gives us courage and allows us to move forward into unknown territory. You know this: as physicians you each have a vast…

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Beyond Common Sense

Sermon delivered on 09 August 2015 at the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul, 3415 Redpath St., Montreal. Based on John 6:35, 41-51 A metaphor: a figure of speech, where one thing is said to be another, even if the first is conceptually unrelated to the second. For example “A mighty fortress is our…

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Through the Shadow

Sermon delivered on 31 January 2016 at Briarwood Presbyterian Church, 70 Beaconsfield Boulevard, Beaconsfield Quebec. Based on Isaiah 43:1-7, Psalm 23, Romans 8:31-39 It is probably almost always true that the most difficult moments in our lives shape us the most. It is probably true that who we become depends to a great extent on…

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