Shane

The Los Gringos Refugee Club- Part 3

February 2015   The Night Shift   Okay this is the last shift… I promise. The whole thing is starting to sound like a story from a six year-old. “Then we… and then we… and then I said…” You get my point, so I will try to make this brief(ish).   It gets dark in […]

Deadly Critters

It’s been raining here for the better part of two weeks which means two things, my over-fertilized wedding grass from last year has grown three inches and there are a billion mosquitoes lurking in it. They’re just waiting for me to mow the lawn. I can hear them buzzing out there, taunting me, “Yum, Yum, […]

This Snow Won't Go

I have to cheat this week, I didn’t get anything new finished. For any new reader’s that may not understand the new name of this blog, it stems from the picture and my ongoing battle with Mother Nature, my one true nemesis in life. The bitch hates me!   November 2012   I am Canadian, […]

I Pay Their Salaries!!!

Well it seems that the Americans are not the only country that can put fun into dysfunctional. We Canadians can serve it up too.   This week in Canadian parliament our Prime Minister, the right honourable Justin Trudeau, elbowed a female member of the opposition party in the chest. The New Democratic party yelled foul […]

Row One Seat One

This is my opinion. Do not mistake the following of being an actual, factual news article. It’s just what I think.   I am Canadian; have been all my life. Being Canadian is not the same as being American even though much of the world views it as such. Our social, economic and political systems […]

Mother's Day Greeting

Today is Mother’s Day. It is the first Mother’s Day in my entire life that I do not have a mother to call and express my gratitude and love to. Yes, I gave flowers to my wife and MIL will be coming to brunch at my home but my mother is gone now.   In […]

I was speaking to a fellow employee the other day when she told me a story. I have not made any effort to verify the facts of her story because the story is not the point.   She told me about a couple who had recently arrived from Syria. They were just two of the […]

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Far Too Serious

Does your life contain humour? Do you laugh every day? I cannot remember a day in over fifty years when I did not laugh at least once. Even on days when there has been tragic loss I have still managed at least one half-hearted ‘ha-ha’. Some people might find this strange but it is the […]

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Grandma Mode

I have been with my wife, Honey, for the better part of 35 years and I would like to think that I know her pretty well. Oh hell who am I kidding… she’s a woman and I really have no clue. Before she started into menopause she was fairly predictable in a womanly way but […]

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My Oral Experience

I know what I said about the pictures but… I lied. This is a long one so you better get a fresh cup of coffee.   Many years back I was diagnosed with some form of gum disease. I was referred to a specialist as my oral condition deteriorated and as a result I made […]

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