Shane

Grandma's Cookbook

   From the time I can remember, my parents would take us, my brother and I, to dinner at grandma’s house on Sundays. I hated it, I had to sit still at the table, and “mind my manners”, and not run around screaming and blah, blah, blah. Sunday dinners are no fun for a six-year-old. […]

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   I see it, and then I think it… then I sometimes read it. Most times not. More headlines I’ve seen recently in Canadian news: “Eating fast-food linked to potentially life-threatening liver condition, new study says” Is there any life-threatening decease that fast-food isn’t related to? “Drivers face 90-minute detour as Smith bridge in northern […]

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A World Of Discontent

   I have come to the conclusion that we live in a world of discontent. There doesn’t seem to be a country out there that is happy about where their country is at and where it is going. There are examples everywhere. Britain went through three Prime Ministers in 2022. Israel elected a Netanyahu led […]

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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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