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Year’s End

The meme on the Internet declared that on January 1 at 12:01 for the first time in the history of the universe, hindsight will be 20/20. And another of those social media gems had the photos of Prime Minister Justin … Continue reading

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Letting Go

Because, my friend, those were happy years, and few subjects make for more tedious reading than happiness.” -Marcus Tullius Cicero So… we’ve got that going for us. Who could say that this has been a happy year ? And to … Continue reading

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A Life Well Lived

In less than six months lies the quicksand of undisputed senior citizenship. Sixty- five years old. No one can deny you a discount once this age is attained. Which leaves me with the question. What the hell is going on … Continue reading

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All Greek To Me

All things must pass. -George Harrison, who got it from Matthew 24 :6-8 I’m at home alone quite a bit. Two of my three kids no longer live at home and of course have their own lives. My wife still … Continue reading

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No Plans for Now

Lack of ambition is not a career plan. But all of my life I’ve been sticking to my no-plan plan and it seems to be working. For me. At least I’m still around. I’ve read about people who’ve had a … Continue reading

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Signs of the Times

My wife has been to Asia five times. I’ve been three times, reluctantly. I go because she’s the one who plans the trips. When I first met her she said she wanted to go to Nepal and I thought, this … Continue reading

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Pandemonium

If I was a horse they would have shot me by now. And I suspect that Brenda, my long-suffering wife (her words, not mine) would have rushed to the head of the line in order to do the honours. I’m … Continue reading

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Family Matters

I know Italians are big on family. That’s what they say in the movies anyway. The Mafia guys are always talking about how there is nothing more important than family, that is when they’re not killing each other and sending … Continue reading

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Encounters With An Obituary

The young liquor store employee was earnestly marshalling his customers and repeating his instructions to each one. He looked eerily familiar. “Did anyone ever tell you that you look like Charles Manson?” I inquired. “No”, he replied curtly before launching … Continue reading

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That’s Entertainment

Bear with me here, this is something that I’ve wanted to unload for some time. I swear to the universe that a lot of people want to live in fear and misery all the time. (I use the term ‘universe’ … Continue reading

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