Author Archives: Patrick Wolfe

Mrs. Tippy’s New Life

Mrs. Tippy’s New Life By PATRICK WOLFE I will never forget how it began. The sudden knocking was loud and insistent. Its urgency compelled me. I don’t remember taking the few steps from the living room to the hall to … Continue reading

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Etty Hillesum Safeguards God: The Story of Her Spiritual Transformation during the Holocaust

Etty Hillesum Safeguards God: The Story of Her Spiritual Transformation during the Holocaust By PATRICK SHANE WOLFE Murdered at Auschwitz on November 30, 1943, Etty Hillesum is one of the shining personalities of the 20th Century. Seventy years after her … Continue reading

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A Big Chocolate Bar but No Free Lunch: Old Friends, Milestone Events, and Life Lessons

A Big Chocolate Bar but No Free Lunch: Old Friends, Milestone Events, and Life Lessons By PATRICK S. WOLFE Graduation, marriage, the birth of a child, these are clearly milestone events. But there are other such occasions, which are much … Continue reading

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The Crash of the Hercules at the North Pole: Arthur Black, Robert Manson Lee, and My Favourite Hour of Radio, Ever

The Crash of the Hercules at the North Pole: Arthur Black, Robert Manson Lee, and My Favourite Hour of Radio, Ever. By PATRICK S. WOLFE A devotee of CBC Radio since the early 1970s, I have favourite moments fashioned by … Continue reading

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The Case of the Stolen Chimney

The Case of the Stolen Chimney By PATRICK S. WOLFE This is a story about the danger of assumptions and how the acquisition of material for a simple home renovation project turned into a crime. It took place in Oak … Continue reading

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The Game

The Game[1] By Patrick S. Wolfe Andy was thinking about the old man. He was lying on his bed dressed in his baseball uniform thinking about the old man. His bedroom was in the basement and he could hear his … Continue reading

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The Barber’s Legacy

The Barber’s Legacy[1] By PATRICK S. WOLFE At first, neither of us recognized the other. It had been a long time, something on the order of twenty-five years. Time’s camouflage had hidden the familiar from us, obscured what we had … Continue reading

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Dad’s Old Blue Chev

Dad’s Old Blue Chev By PATRICK S. WOLFE For some twenty-two years, my Dad, Dr. P.M. Wolfe, drove a regal blue 1949 Chevrolet Deluxe, which sported a distinctive visor atop the windshield. It was the only car quite like it … Continue reading

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Henry Adams and T.S. Eliot Together at Armageddon

Henry Adams and T.S. Eliot Together at Armageddon[1] By PATRICK S. WOLFE When Henry Adams died in March of 1918 at the age of eighty, T.S. Eliot, who was not yet thirty, was just beginning to emerge from obscurity. While … Continue reading

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John T. Shields An Appreciation of the Author of The Priest Who Left His Religion

John T. Shields: An appreciation of the author of The Priest Who Left His Religion By PATRICK S. WOLFE John Terance Shields was born in New York City on December 20, 1938. He died in Victoria, British Columbia, on March … Continue reading

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