Author Archives: dperras56

Life Skills

“I think you have Asperger’s”, my wife said to me. If you’re not into the latest psychological mumbo-jumbo, it means basically that you have a one-track mind. It’s a new kick she’s on. I tell her it’s because if you … Continue reading

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Getting Through the Night… and the Day

The little guy lowered his hand after I called out his name. He was wide-eyed and exuberant. “My dad woke up in the middle of the night and he had to pee. And when he went into the bathroom and … Continue reading

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A Stitch in Time

I told the plastic surgeon that I wanted to look like Paul Newman in the the 60s. Not when Paul Newman was in his 60s. Paul Newman in the 1960s. You know.. his heyday of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance … Continue reading

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Barroom Humour

“All parents are an embarrassment to their children.” (novel) The Rosie Project Sometimes I’m grumpy, foul-tempered, negative and impatient. At least that’s what I’m told. And apparently not everyone appreciates what I consider to be a marvelous sense of humour. … Continue reading

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Apple Pie

“Baseball and hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet,” rang the t.v. commercial back in the 1960s when I actually had to stand up and take a few steps to turn the channel. And even that would usually break into a … Continue reading

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The Breakfast Club

It’s something I’ve always wondered about… do assholes know that they are assholes ? At breakfast after playing Saturday morning hockey I posed this question to my friend Dave G. He immediately looked further down the table and re-directed the … Continue reading

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Being There

“Sometimes it’s heaven and sometimes it’s hell and sometimes I don’t even know.” -Willie Nelson A friend answered an e-mail that I had sent to her. “Good rant,” she wrote. “But so true !” Rant ? I wondered. I don’t … Continue reading

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