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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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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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