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About thebows99krug

Hi, I am Eric, a retired librarian. I was born in St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto and raised in the downtown area north of the Art Gallery, south of the University of Toronto. I went to Orde Street Public School, Harbord C.I., University College at the UofT and the UofT's Faculty of Library and Information Science. I meet my wife Patricia at FLIS; our first date was on November 15, 1968. We were engaged February 14, 1969 and married on June 21, 1969. Our family includes son, James; daughter-in-law, Erin; (both writers), grand-daughters, Vivian and Eleanor; and Pooka, a small but fierce gray tabby. I would like to hear from any other class of '63 alumni of Harbord C.I. and class of '67 alumni of UofT's University College.

Known by God


“I am” is the very name of God, that essence of me that I truly bear, the inner most quality of being alive. When I die it is all that is left of me. It is my reality that exists … Continue reading

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Awakening the heart!


Jesus taught that “Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.” (Luke 17:21) That Kingdom of Heaven within us is our inner most essence, the very image of God He … Continue reading

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Grief and Emptiness


Consider the grief that lovers feel. It is emptiness, sorrel for your departed loved one, that hollow around your heart once filled to overflowing with her essential being. An absence where everything becomes essential, each sound distinct and bare, and … Continue reading

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When lovers kiss


“You love me royally, as I love you. Seated together in our garden Kingdom, Keeping up our silent conversation, Clothed in robes of joy of every hue. For us, our royal love has had no parallel: It rooted, grew, and … Continue reading

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The Lord our God is one Lord.


Descartes really got it right with his famous “I think therefore I am” – it is the only thing that remains in the human mind when we doubt our own existence.  It is also related to the concept that God … Continue reading

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Death and Grief – putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.


Pat in her journal beginning August 1st, 2015 describes feeling something that sounds a lot like the grief journey I have been on since her death: All the same, (and for several days now) I felt odd, at a loss, … Continue reading

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Pat’s Epiphany


In the gospels Christ teaches us to believe “all things are possible.”  Many Christians assume this means that if only we have enough faith we can fix anything, “ask and you will receive.” So, when a loved one is dying … Continue reading

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