Tag Archives: Bishop’s University

Goin’ Back to Houston

“I’ve been through hell and half of Texas.” -Janis Joplin “If I owned both hell and Texas, I’d rent out Texas and live in hell.” -General Philip Sheridan, Union General during the Civil War commenting on the Texas countryside during … Continue reading

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Jerks Anonymous

The four-wheeled drive was parked and also covered with bumper stickers.When I’m sitting at a red light I don’t text. I read bumper stickers. This one said: JESUS LOVES YOU. Everyone else thinks you’re an asshole. Which reminds me of … Continue reading

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Driving Away

“Go west,young man.” -Horace Greeley “Don’t just take off like a migrating bird,”my father advised me. His voice was getting edgy, as it normally did whenever we had a conversation. His latest cigarette had just disappeared in one long, exasperated … Continue reading

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Requiem For A Role Model

Jean Beliveau died yesterday; December 2, 2014. A year ago my son Adam and I were watching an NHL game together. He turned to me and asked, “Who’s your favourite player , Dad?” I didn’t hesitate. It wasn’t even close. … Continue reading

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Hot Dogs and Hockey Rinks

The sign said Sugar Land Ice Arena and Sports Center and already there was a group finishing up a tailgater party as Dave G. and I circled slowly, looking for a parking space. We didn’t want to land too close … Continue reading

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Take-Off Troubles

We had to fly from Istanbul to some place called Goeme in order to pick up our rental car. That means going through airport security, of course. Your intrepid traveller has a bad track record when it comes to authority … Continue reading

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Dunn

Christmas always makes me feel nostalgic, even if my daughter Rachelle calls me both Scrooge and the Grinch. About times gone by, like the Ghosts of Christmas Past. Like my old friend Mike Dunn. I first heard about Dunn in … Continue reading

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