Tag - The Little Things

Two Words: SNOWDAY Childhood memories bring joy to winter.

The Little Things By Jason Marshall Boys play hockey on a frozen lake on a winter sunny daySome things in life defy explanation. The worst of these mysteries are also stressors. Look at winter. On the calendar it’s three months long. Same as spring. Fall. And summer. So why is there a dreadful feeling it will never end? The...

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Back-to-school Time

The Little Things The calendar has flipped to September, and summer has skidded to a halt. Even though I haven’t sat in a classroom since Brian Mulroney was prime minster, back-to-school time rattles me as an adult because of how upsetting it was to me as a child. The July and August days of youth were spent doing what I wanted...

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A 1970s Summer

The Little Things By Jason Marshall It’s funny how a person’s definition of “old” changes with time. When you’re 10, high school kids are old. And your teacher is ancient, even though she’s in her late 20s. In fact, there’s no real discernible difference between anyone from 30 to 100. To a kid, they’re all fossils. Then one day...

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True Friendship

The Little Things By Jason Marshall Followers. Shares. Likes. Views. Friends. Sadly, people gauge their self-worth and value on these social media buzz words. How many Twitter followers do you have? Instagram shares? How about views on YouTube? Likes on TikTok? Tell me how many Facebook friends you have. Why should it matter...

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With age comes wisdom.

The Little Things By Jason Marshall Each time we add a candle to a birthday cake, it doesn’t make us smarter. It only guarantees light-headedness from trying to blow them all out at once. Life experience comes with age. That translates to knowledge. You almost pass out from blowing out candles this year. So, next year you buy...

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Dear Santa,

The Little Things By Jason Marshall It’s been a while since I’ve taken pen to paper to write you. If memory serves, my last few letters included an ask for a Stretch Armstrong doll, a new pair of skates and a hockey stick. And some Matchbox cars. And I’m pretty sure I’d jotted down how much I’d love a jumbo box of Crayola...

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