Author Archives: dperras56

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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Up and At ‘Em

Lately, it’s occurred to me What a long, strange trip it’s been. ‘Truckin’- The Grateful Dead “Doesn’t Dad weigh about,like ninety pounds now?”, my son Adam asked my daughter Rachelle from the outback in Australia where he has been working … Continue reading

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Trek Take-Off

As we organized our backpacks in the Kathmandu Guest House the evening before the actual trek began, Brenda offered me plastic bags to keep my things organized. “You know, one for the heavier clothing, one for the laundry,” blah,blah,blah. I … Continue reading

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Kathmandu

Apparently the way to go for any wannabe writers are romance novels. They are the best sellers in modern day literature. But for a guy whose first gift to his prospective wife was a tiny cactus plant, followed by a … Continue reading

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