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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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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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The Millennial Toilet

   Home. Our Atlantic land journey has been completed. A trip that saw Honey and I drive a little more the 12,000kms, over 30 days. An epic journey, for both of us. When you add distance, to number of days of travel, then divide that by the number of times I got lost, then multiply […]

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   The road trip was the solution to an awkward dilemma. When they were first informed that I was ill, my brother and his family from Ottawa, wanted to come out and see me immediately. My initial response was “no way.” I looked like crap and felt worse. I didn’t want to see anyone at […]

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If I Knew Then

   You know those questions people often ask? If you had to do it over, would you change anything? I have learned that wisdom does indeed come with age and experience. Too bad we couldn’t get a little wisdom in our early 20s. The world is changing, and in the last number of years it […]

Credit Card Shuffle

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   No matter how old you get, your kids are always your kids. When your child’s life goes off the rail, so does yours. It doesn’t matter who you are, just look at Queen Elisabeth and the whole Andrew thing, if you are a parent your life is forever intertwined with those that you helped […]

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

   The one thing I can honestly say, is that a massive dose of chemo medicine is everything advertised and then some. From one day to the next you don’t know what to expect. Wake up feeling good and you’re puking by lunch, or wake up feeling like crap and puke first thing, then go […]

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The Covid Connection (Snow Job Pt 2)

I guess it was inevitable after two years that I would finally have contact with the dreaded virus, COVID-19. It wasn’t, the I had contact with a guy that may have had contact with a guy that had definitely been in contact with some one that had the coronavirus, sort of contact.  No, this was […]

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Snow Job

It snowed last week. Two different weather systems left almost two feet of snow on my walk and driveway in the course of 72-hours. This might not seem to be much to some, but when you need to move it with a shovel, it’s a mountain of snow! This winter has brought us a total […]

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