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Christmas 2014

The best present John and I could possibly get we already got. Our buddy is kicking cancer’s ass and taking names; and he’s getting to spend Christmas with his family in better health than any of us could have hoped … Continue reading

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Here’s To….You Know Who You Are.

Words are sometimes impossible to come up with, especially in situations where the person is one you care about is going through something life threatening.  In a face to face conversation, or even one on facebook, or in a text … Continue reading

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A Year in Review and What I’m Thankful For…

This coming weekend brings my 15th Canadian Thanksgiving, a tradition I still haven’t gotten used to.  There’s no football on tv and no one here to make me pecan pie.  It’s not particularly cold outside and the malls here aren’t … Continue reading

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43 Year Old Rookie

Too many times in my life the smallest hurdle has been enough for me to throw in the towel and go back to the beginning, and wait for the race to finish without me.  Fear of failure kept me from … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day 2013

Hi Mom Another mother’s day has come and gone and yet again I couldn’t be there to take you out to dinner, hand you some flowers or even just give you a hug. That doesn’t mean I’m not thinking about … Continue reading

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Is This Thing On?

This post will be a rather unorganized (which is all well and good because no one reads it…is thing on? Christ!) bit of stuff but it’s on my mind so here it goes.   I have had a number of … Continue reading

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Death and Silence

A few months ago my mother’s oldest brother died at age 73 of a staph infection.  He spent the last 2-3 years of his life in a nursing home having nearly given up on the prospect of ever walking again … Continue reading

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