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Out of My Time

A guy I play hockey with served three tours of duty in Afghanistan. He’s a little bit outspoken, somewhat rough around the edges, but then I’ve been called worse than that and I’ve never served anywhere. he’s still working and … Continue reading

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Upon Retirement

When I first met her I thought that she must be one of those mysterious Eastern European women we always used to see in those Cold War spy movies. She had these high cheekbones and maybe, just maybe, she was … Continue reading

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Beginning Jobs and Bad behaviour

“I really want to be a hockey referee,” one of my sons said to me awhile back. “No… you don’t,” I answered. Like most of my advice, I have no delusions that this unsolicited counsel will be heeded. Nor should … Continue reading

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Vimy

I do not love war, but I love the courage with which the average man faces up to war. -James Michener Those that know me might accuse me of not getting my facts straight too often… and they might have … Continue reading

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Turkish Delight

“Look,” I said to my wife Brenda. “I’ll tell the story about almost losing you in the middle of Turkey. Except I won’t blame you. I’ll use a self-deprecating sense of humour.” “What ??” was her retort. “There’s nothing self-deprecating … Continue reading

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The New Puritans

“Do not drink water”, the sign said. This announcement was over the sink in the restroom of an Ontario provincial park. I always have my trusty pen handy and I couldn’t resist. “Only alcohol”, I penned in underneath it. As … Continue reading

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Generation Gap

I’ve walked into the same gym every day for four years. The same guy is behind the desk. He gives me the same blank look every day. But by now I know the drill. “May I have a towel, please?” … Continue reading

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