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Humble Pie

The other day I was sitting on a park bench drinking coffee and minding my own business, but my mug caught the attention of the guy sitting a few feet away (two metres away, I hoped.) My mug has the … Continue reading

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A Modern Dinosaur

“You don’t believe girls should even play hockey, do you, Dad?” My daughter Rachelle was chiding me, once again, a couple of years back. “Well, I,… uh,”. Whatever I said, it didn’t strengthen my case of trying to convince her … Continue reading

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Unstated Opinions

“The trouble with Lucius,”he said, putting his feet up on the deck after his cousin had gone,”is that he thinks politics is a fight for justice. Politics is a profession.” Marcus Tellius Cicero – Roman lawyer, orator and politician -27 … Continue reading

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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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