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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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Head Games

   I moved around a lot during my school years, attending six different schools during that time. Seven, if you count my 6-week stint in summer school. Moving around this much meant, I met a lot of different people during those years, and sadly, most I don’t remember. I do remember times spent in activities […]

Act 3

A month ago, I turned 60 years-old. It wasn’t nearly as monumental as turning 16 was. Birthdays have pretty much been quiet affairs for the last few decades, gone are the parties and the large social gatherings of celebration. Oh wait… that’s the pandemic lockdown rules… my bad. As I have aged, the significance of […]

I was doing so well with a regular article but the week before Easter I started a 23-day stretch with no days off. It is hard to write when your brain is saturated with things to get done. I did stare at a blank page last week for an hour, trying to organize my thoughts. […]

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Who Are These People?

Little hands… Little feet… Little voices… All talking at the same time. No, this is not the start of the new school year; this is my living room this week. The ‘Caravan of Chaos’ has arrived at my door. With a Phase 3 implementation across Western Canada, a Covid-roadtrip is now allowed by the powers […]

A Father's Day Conspiracy?

Original publication June 2012 It’s Father’s Day. The day that once a year we pay homage to the men that raised us. When my children were young it was the day they would take me golfing. WAIT A MINUTE!!Wasn’t that Mother’s Day??? That my loyal reader, is the difference between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. […]

Agent

Currently, on the ‘road of life’, I am on a straightaway. The GPS is telling me, “stay straight for 22 months and 10 days before turning south”. Sounds simple enough. I know that the ‘road of life’ is never simple, but assuming I reach the next turn, what then? What happens to the ‘road’ when […]

Pilates Have Nothing On Ceiling Fans!

The kitchen project continues, and yes, I am aware that it started in November. It took a week after our return for Honey to get out of ‘holiday mode’, and back into ‘home reno’ mode again. The countertop has been templated and arrives in 15 days (professional installation). To Honey’s relief her new cupboards passed […]

I usually only take holidays once a year. The rest of my year is spent on the job with my only time off being weekends. A weekend is not exactly the same as a holiday because it is just a short period of time and I never really get into the spirit of being away […]

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When you deal with depression the most mundane things can make you happy or sad. You hear an old song on the radio and it reminds you of a time from the past, the nostalgic wave that you feel is the result of some kind of endorphin being released in your body. This chemical reaction […]

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