2022

Adios 2022

   I have posted 68 times on this site this year, 69 if I get this finished and published before the clock strikes midnight on Dec. 31st, 2022. That’s better than once a week and I think I did right by you this year, my loyal reader, atonement for the silence you endured the last […]

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Axes and Alcohol- A Christmas Tradition

  I lived in the town of ‘End of the Road’ for the better part of eight years. A small mining town north of nothing, population of 4000. Three quarters of the population worked at the mine and the other 25% were a mixture of Indigenous people and what I would call support staff. I […]

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My First Thought Was... Ep1

   I have a daily routine, one developed since I stopped working. It involves a bathroom, a pot of coffee, more bathroom visits, and my computer, not in the bathroom. Sitting at my desk, I surf the www, usually in the same order. I check e-mail, Facebook, where I look to see if Ginger is […]

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Thin Skinned

   I’m thin skinned. I don’t mean I’m testy, and take everything I read and hear the wrong way, I mean I really have thin skin. My skin used to have layers upon layers of epidermal material. It took a lot to make me bruise and in most cases my skin rarely broke open, except […]

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And It's Only Friday...

   This week was one of those weeks where Chinese-Canadian relations took a step. Forward, backward, or sideways, I’m not quite sure. In one week, we (Canada) arrested a man for spying on behalf of the government of China, and the Prime Minister of Canada pissed the President of China off. According to the RCMP, […]

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  The roar of the crowd was deafening. The stadium shook, as the home crowd screamed and stomped. Even the players, could feel the ground shake. The score was tied, and there was less than a minute to play in the game. The hometown crowd was in a frenzy, cheering on their team and jeering […]

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Puttering

   It has been decided, by Honey and I, that the whole basement requires a makeover. Walls are coming down and there will be a new configuration. We are making it DIYUID project. That is an acronym for do-it-yourself-until-it’s-dangerous. It may seem odd to take on a renovation job, considering my health situation, but paying […]

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   In March 2014 I was sitting in the waiting room of the Mercedes-Benz dealership as they gave my work-truck its regular maintenance. I was reading the newspaper and I came across a story buried way in the back, one my father would have called a filler piece. If there had been more news that […]

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   Being back at home means that I must deal with reality and get myself back on the program. This means back into the clinics for blood-work and rolling up my sleeve for more vaccinations. There are also things to be handled around the house, and although I may not be the man I once […]

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You Won't Be Disappointed

“Budda Bing Shrimp”- appetizer- $12Cdn.  Doryman Pub and Grill, Cheticamp NS. Served grilled with spicy/sweet glaze. “Order 2!” “Lobster Mushroom Caps”- appetizer- $21.50Cdn. La Coast, Shediac NB. Served in garlic-butter and with garlic-bread. “Awesome” I’m not much a reviewer, probably because I’m long-winded. But occasionally I will do a little free promo work because certain […]

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