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Share your wisdom with young people

This past week my connection to Lockerby  Composite School continued. I was asked to speak to a group of female students on the Power of Girls, a great honour. (Why does Lockerby remain a school of importance in my life? I didn’t teach there as a member of the school staff. Gary Orasi, one the [...]

May 8, 2014 Anna Barsanti Anna Barsanti 0

Do you believe in magical thinking?

  Many children today woke up this morning anticipating the arrival of the Easter Bunny. Some may be skeptical of the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman, Jack Frost, the Man on the Moon, and Santa. Some may wonder why do we perpetuate the belief in such characters. The movie. the Guardians,  help the [...]

April 22, 2014 Anna Barsanti Anna Barsanti 0

Singing the praises of Toula

Singing the praises of Toula

Last week I had the distinct honour to be one of the introductory speakers for this year’s recipient, Toula Sakellaris of the Sudbury Sunrisers Paul Harris Award. What an absolutely perfect night and so fitting for one of Greater Sudbury’s most generous citizens.   Each of us is an individual with our own story of [...]

April 7, 2014 Anna Barsanti Anna Barsanti, Our Town, Patricia Mills 0

Travels with my niece

This has been a very long winter, which began soon after the return from our Disney trip. At that time, I thought this was our big trip for this school year. Well, that changed over the March Break, we decided we had enough of this white snow and headed for the white sands of Cuba. [...]

March 24, 2014 Anna Barsanti Anna Barsanti 0

St. Anthony and the Tooth Fairy

  So with purpose last weekend I taught Leila about St. Anthony. St. Anthony has been my go to guy for many years. He even finds things for me before I realize I lost them in other words saved me from future anxiety. Looking for Leila’s socks under the bed some dust balls were discovered [...]

March 6, 2014 Anna Barsanti Anna Barsanti, Patricia Mills 0

Life is a four-letter word

Life, how to define this four letter word – this all-encompassing word, this word of possibilities, this word physically finite, yet spiritually infinite. One of my brilliant teachers is facing the transition with her family and friends at her side to remind her she counted, she is loved, and she makes a difference. Many of [...]

February 3, 2014 Anna Barsanti Anna Barsanti 0

Christmas ’13 over except for the memories

  The chaos of the Christmas season is almost behind me for another year. The Christmas tree remains up as the warmth of the ambience still softens the beginning of each morning. From Leila’s perspective the tree remains up until her birthday because it is just like Christmas. Not sure which day brings more excitement [...]

January 6, 2014 Anna Barsanti Anna Barsanti, Patricia Mills 0

Back to school daze

Leila has gone back  to school for her SK year. My life is back to partially being defined by the school year. I refer to partially defined because when you reach my age, life is daily defined by the one whose life it is or it better be. However, I started Kindergarten at age 4, [...]

September 5, 2013 Anna Barsanti Anna Barsanti 0

The joys of parenting

  In an earlier email I spoke about finances and teaching Leila about saving. One of her piggy banks is hers for her discretionary income, yet I must admit I attempted on a number of occasions to deter her from spending her money. My money issues get in the way, so Wednesday I decided to [...]

August 19, 2013 Anna Barsanti Anna Barsanti 0

Appreciation for police officers

As a child wondering what profession would call me fluctuated, first and foremost educator, however thoughts of becoming an accountant, a lawyer, a doctor, a police officer, a social worker, a biologist, a psychologist, a comedian, an actor, a reporter, an author, a speaker, a coach, an equestrian, a photographer, an artist – all found [...]

August 6, 2013 Anna Barsanti Anna Barsanti 0