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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 […]

1st-World Nonsense

Sometimes, you need to take a step back so that you can see the broader picture. Gain a new perspective and not be so narrow in your thinking. Pause, take a deep breath and see things for what they are. A case in point would be the notice Honey found taped to our back door […]

Solo Focus

A solo focus. This I believe has become the downfall for a vast majority of people. They see it one way and one way only, there is no variation to their focus. No matter what anyone says, they see it their way only. Do you know someone like that? They are the ones that you […]

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A Slow Road

Vaccine distribution is the hottest topic on the streets right now. Back in the old days, 2019, I would have said it was the hottest topic in the coffee shops or around the water-cooler at work, but since the coffee shops are all currently closed and hanging around the water-cooler is considered a ‘super-spreader’ event, […]

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It’s all due. The paperwork needs to be filed and signatures need to be inked at the bottom. The time is here for fantasy to meet fact. It was all fun and games up until now, but it’s time to walk the talk and prove I have a spine. I’M FREAKING OUT!!! Since the age […]

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Walk-In

Did you ever think, “maybe it’s a sign”? That a power greater than yourself is trying to send you a message. Give you the heads-up of impending doom or encourage you down a path towards the ivory tower. Do you ever wonder why the message is always hidden in other events? It’s never a straight […]

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There are two different entities at ‘The Playa’, or at least in my head there are. There is a restaurant business and there is a hotel/cabana/cottage/bed on the beach/ or however you wish to describe it, business. I can only speak to the hotel side of the business because I keep the reservations. With less […]

I support the actions taken at my border, both federally and provincially, in an effort to mitigate the spread of a deadly virus. Even though I miss the sand and the warm sun like many others, I can only shake my head at the impatience of some, and their misguided belief that “it won’t happen […]

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Creative Solutions

Over the past few weeks, I have been faced with a series of unusual challenges due to Honey’s ‘diminished-capacity’, and have had to come up with some creative solutions. “Necessity is the mother of invention”, they say. I have also been dealing with holiday store closures, and a ‘code-red-stay-home-essential-goods-only’ COVID-19 lockdown. It has been a […]

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I Can't Imagine

There is a certain disconnect in our brains. A gap that exists between understanding and comprehension. The last year has been ripe with examples that seem to support this thought but this is a condition that has existed forever. You “get it”, but you “don’t get it”. On December 24, my wife Honey, had an […]

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