Thanksgiving & Family
Regular readers of my blog and website will know that I identify as a Canadian; I was born in Canada, I have spent most of my life living in Canada (except a few years in Upstate New York), and I generally celebrate Canadian holidays. This doesn't mean that I don't honor and respect other holidays, especially the closest neighbor of Canada - America - especially considering my paternal family's deep roots in America that, in some cases, predate the founding of The United Stat
How Do You Define "Family"?
This may seem like an easy question, but I beg to differ. Although the dictionary definition of "family" is defined as "a group of people who are related to each other", this definition doesn't quite cut it; at least to me. When I was a kid growing up in the 1970s, there were a number of people closely involved in my life that I called aunt, uncle or cousin, but several of these people were not related to me by either blood or by marriage. These people were very close family