Musings

All I’m Going to Say About the Election

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Populism can be a dangerous thing– where an informed opinion weighs as much as an uninformed one, where truth becomes subjective, and where the only voices h...

Ron's Gift

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The wrapped object under the tree was addressed to me, long and slender with a lumpy soft bit of business on the top. My brother-in-law looked on as I unwrap...

Christmas Then and Now

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Christmases were stressful growing up, especially during my teen years. Money was tight and my folks weren’t getting along. It wasn’t until I was well into m...

A Very Brief Update

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Here it is, late August 2014, and it’s a busy time as always. I work at a community college. Faculty came back this week and students return the next. When I...

Life Lessons

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We make such a fuss out of things, small and unimportant. Money, things and status hold such fleeting satisfaction. In the wink of an eye, all these can be l...

May Reflections — Part Two

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In Part One of my May Reflection series, I played philosopher around positivity, intention and the Golden Rule. Really, paying yourself by ‘paying-it-forward...

Marching On

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So, what has been going on since I posted here back in January? Good question. Let’s see:

Talk Is Cheap But Rum Costs Money

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Today is the last day of my vacation. I am very fortunate to work for an organization that allows for a goodsome break. Tomorrow, I’ll be back to toiling in ...

Meanwhile, at the Hall of Justice

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So, it’s been two months since my last post. Christmas is just around the corner and soon we’ll be saying ‘Chuck U. Farley’ to 2013.

Christmas Eve

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I’m not a religious man; spiritual, yes, but religious, no. However, it is a long standing tradition to accompany my mother to Midnight Mass every Christmas ...

Rocktober! Show me your horns!

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I’m home sick today, cold sweats, eyes stinging, bones aching and head pounding. To be honest I feel like a reanimated corpse who’d rather be just left alone...

It's Groundhogs All The Way Down

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September has rolled around again. Our youngest has been delivered to university to continue his journey into Awesomehood. My bride and I are alone without c...

2013 Mid-way to Madness

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Happy Canada Day! May bacon and coffee keep and protect you in these troubled times.

Shack Wacky May

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So, it’s a Saturday morning and I have the house to myself. It’s June 1st. That means it must be time for my monthly reflective post. It’s been a busy month ...

May Day Mayday

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It’s May Day! Pagans unite for a celebration of Spring and Rebirth!

Wednesday Hyper Super Mega Public Doug

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I made a goulash for the family this evening and put some meat and veggies aside. They had theirs with macaroni and tomato soup. To mine I added some pasta s...

Tuesday Hyper Super Mega Public Doug

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Better breakfast today. The stew was pretty carb heavy, but I still managed to stay within acceptable thresholds and enjoy a cookie and some chocolate.

This Week: Hyper-Super-Mega-Public Doug

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A few people have asked me lately to detail exactly what I eat if I’ve been eschewing all grains for months. My god! Think about the toaster! Won’t someone p...

Momentum

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On the way home yesterday, crawling through late afternoon traffic along the Bedford highway, I was listening to CBC Mainstreet NS. An item washed over me th...

The Woodbridge Dog Disaster

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There was an old woman in Woodbridge there was So proper and tidy and all of them things She would wander all day with her duster in hand She was one of thos...

I love homemade pea soup!

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Rhonda makes a mean split green pea soup. It’s very tasty and always reminds me of a couple of jokes. The first one makes me giggle:

Alone in a Car

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Barreling down the highway at dusk with the windows down, enjoying the cooling air and screaming to some rock classics on the radio.

Tired of the rain?

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A curious fellow died one day and found himself waiting in the long line of judgment. As he stood there he noticed that some souls were allowed to march righ...

20 West Street, Antigonish, NS

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For about 50 years, this was my grandparents’ house. Gramma, and then my uncle, ran a restaurant called the Cottage Store adjacent to the house. Nicknamed th...

Missed Opportunity

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Meeko would lobby to have Extreme Sleeping as an exhibition sport for the next Olympics, but she just can’t seem to get motivated.

Misty Morning at First Lake

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It was a nice fresh morning and I was up early as usual so I took Sheba down to the lake.

Coffee Week — Thursday

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I’m in planning meetings all day that will probably feature the stereotypical coffee urn of curious vintage.

Coffee Week — Wednesday

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To be honest, I’ll ingest coffee in any form by the middle of the week. Sometimes, I’ve been tempted to take a jar of instant and eat it dry with a spoon. Go...

Coffee Week — Tuesday

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While attending university in Antigonish, I stayed with my grandparents. My grandmother had founded a little restaurant across the street called the Cottage ...

I Don't Get Twitter

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I tried to understand it. I really did. For almost a month, I tooled around with it trying to find a reason to use it. Apparently, a cat has more cause to tw...