Mentor

  Fr. Emmett Johns, a Roman Catholic priest, was a true mentor to his flock of "lost sheep" as he once referred to them, the destitute, forgotten, homeless, unwanted, young people living on Montreal's mean, scary, uncaring, streets. Ordained a priest on June 6, 1952 Fr. Johns served in at least six parishes on the … Continue reading Mentor

Talisman

  In the Far Eastern world the elephant symbolizes dignity, intelligence, peace, power, and strength moreover, they are a talisman of good luck and good fortune. Being the largest land animal on Earth they also have the largest brain which no doubt is why they are also quite intelligent with many qualities that humans have … Continue reading Talisman

Betrayed

    After being betrayed by Judas Iscariot, one of the apostles, a Pharisee organized armed mob seized and brought Jesus in front of high priests synagogue leaders, who viciously interrogated then condemned and delivered Him in front of Roman governor Pilate on trumped-up charges. The Pharisees leading an armed, frenzied, blood thirsty, mob blackmailed … Continue reading Betrayed

Doppelganger Heads

  Two exact , doppelgänger, cast metal heads rest on black metal fence, this is as close as I could find human doubles only these are inanimate objects without bodies. According to various dictionaries both book or the Internet, someone who looks exactly the same as a living person is a doppelgänger derived from German … Continue reading Doppelganger Heads

Solemn Ceremony

  Overcast, rainy, wet, weather on Pentecost Sunday doesn't stop solemn ceremony in historical huge Notre Dame-des-Neiges cemetery, in Ukrainian Catholic section. Each year this solemn ceremony happens rain or shine to remember and honor all loved ones buried in this cemetery and also deceased relatives and family in the old country, Ukraine. This is … Continue reading Solemn Ceremony

Place In The World

One place in the world that encompasses old and new Montreal is Mansfield street that runs north(-south) towards looming Mount Royal, visible at end of street, passing old Sun-Life Building and combination of more modern and old structures along the way. I love this area because it is Montreal's business, financial, and commercial center full … Continue reading Place In The World

Partake In Child Play

Some parents hold sides of huge, billowing, multi-color plastic sheet watching youngsters partake in child play while other parents and children watch. The scene is 2016 out in Montreal's West Island on a partly cloudy day during Quebec's Fete Nationale aka Saint Jean Baptiste Day provincial holiday and many parents are enjoying a work day … Continue reading Partake In Child Play