Friday, September 22, 2023

Tag: special

Halloween through the (Dark) Ages

The word “Halloween” comes from the Catholic Church. It’s a contraction of “All Hallows Even”, that is, the night before All Saints’ Day, a day for the observance of saints, held on November 1.

Valentine’s gift ideas: surviving V-Day

Have a girlfriend/boyfriend and don’t know what to buy for them? Have that special someone you want to woo, but unsure how to do it? Are...


I slouch behind my battered green desk at St. Elizabeth Elementary School in Etobicoke, Toronto. My Grade 3 teacher, Ms. Macucci, surveys us silently...

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