Monthly Archives: January 2014

Requiem for an Older Brother

Even from the warmth of my kitchen table, looking out the window on another day of blowing snow and a driveway that needs to be shovelled (again) I am reminded that it is still January. Five years ago this month … Continue reading

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A Ghost Story

Maple Westgate had often been a little bit drunk after leaving Jack Dawson’s card parties late at night, but tonight he felt especially giddy. He and his playing partner Billy Painter had combined to win the competition and so as … Continue reading

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Changing Times

As I leaned down over the magazine rack to pick up the latest edition of Runner’s World, I thought to myself, “Man, the world has changed.” I first started subscribing to the magazine in the late ’80’s. It had been … Continue reading

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Oldtimers

Men’s hockey dressing rooms are the last havens left in this country battling the scourge of political correctness. I’m talking Old Timers now, because that’s what I am. I can’t say that I still feel like I’m twenty five years … Continue reading

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Marco Polo II

One may be married for better or for worse, but that shouldn’t include six week overseas vacations. If I ever tie the knot again, that will be written right into the marriage vows, you betcha. I use the word vacation … Continue reading

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