Monthly Archives: October 2013

Hitchhiker

It’s become so taboo in today’s society that we hardly even use the word anymore. There was even a horror movie made about it a couple of years ago. I didn’t see it. For two reasons. I don’t watch scary movies … Continue reading

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Fugitive

The word ‘fugitive’ conjures up all kinds of images. What brought this to mind was a documentary I saw last week on Bobby Ryan, the newest Ottawa Senator, and his childhood spent on the lam from the law with his mother and … Continue reading

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Camino

It’s known as the Camino de Santiago. Or sometimes as the Compostela de Santiago. Good on you if you’ve heard of it. “What the hell is a Camino,” was the reaction of most of my friend when the subject came … Continue reading

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Modern Family

It started soon after Glen and I sat down for a beer after the game at the R.A. Some might call it a rant. Never would that word cross my lips, but others have used it to describe my point … Continue reading

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Famous Neighbour

It was interesting to watch Brent Burns of the San Jose Sharks, my former neighbour, during the Sens game the other night. He looked like something the cat dragged in, as my mother used to say. And that’s without being … Continue reading

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The Montreal Diaspora

When people find out that I grew up in Montreal and spent  lot of my childhood time in Quebec’s Eastern Townships they invariably ask, “Well, are you a separatist, then?” Hardly. The Parti Quebecois and their separatist ideology severely damaged … Continue reading

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An Old-Fashioned Rant

Maybe it’s time we all take a deep breath and calm down. Look who’s talking, those of you that know me are thinking. But the thing is, the mood and commentary out there just seems to be a little over … Continue reading

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Experiencing Burma

A snake was resting comfortably in its hole when an elephant wandered up and needing rest, unknowingly sat on the serpent. Just before having  the life completely crushed out of it, the angry and poisonous snake bit the offending pachyderm, … Continue reading

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Kids’ Sports

Maybe I’m the only out there who feel that kids’ sports have lost their way. Oh brother, I can hear you saying; another Boomer starting off a conversation with a “I remember this one time back in’66…” But hear me … Continue reading

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Traffic Jam

We were stuck in summer afternoon Quebec City traffic, my wife Brenda, my daughter Rachelle and I. Yours’ truly was at the wheel, in my usual state of blissed-out non-action. Brenda, patient as a hummingbird, was getting restless. “Why don’t … Continue reading

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