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F*ck Father’s Day

NOTE: The following post is probably NSFW due to course language. You have been warned. As the father to an 8 year old girl, and an almost 10 year old boy, I appreciated the little gifts my kids gave me for Father’s Day. I loved being told I was a great dad. I also loved … Continue reading »

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My Own Suicide Story

Be aware, this is a VERY long and VERY personal story about my own suicide attempt experience. If you want to understand more about what it’s like to be at the edge, I suggest you read this entire story despite it’s length. It really does tell a unique point of view about suicide. I also … Continue reading »

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An Awesome Early Christmas Gift

Tamara decided that since she got an early Christmas gift from me, she’d return the favour. She gave me this a few days ago and man, it is awesome. As you may recall, in August of last year, I went to see Faith No More in Toronto. I chronicled the concert here¬†where I told the … Continue reading »

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2016: A Year of Change?

I put a question mark at the end of that title because it really is a question for me. I don’t believe in New Years resolutions. I also have a tendency to think the whole “new year” thing is a bit overrated. People always make ridiculous claims about how they are going to change their … Continue reading »

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A Trip Back To 1985

I’m going to tell you a story. I won’t lie. This is not going to be a short one. This is the story of how my life took a huge change and put me where I needed to be. It happened 30 years ago in 1985 and just a a couple of weeks ago, I … Continue reading »

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Have I Started My Own Midlife Crisis?

It may not describe how I feel today, but the song title sure does. Within the last few weeks, I have begun to feel my age. It’s not something I ever really think about. I’m always joking with the kids that I’m not a grown-up but just a big kid. But for some reason of … Continue reading »

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Is Sharing A Form Of Gloating?

A few years ago, me and Tamara helped my mom finance the construction of our new cottage. It was something that was important to us and to her, and we knew it would be a good investment in our future. Ever since I was a teenager, I can remember going down to Pointe Du Chene … Continue reading »

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Road Warrior Blues

It’s 7:23 on a Thursday night and right now I feel like the worst father in the world. The photo above was taken on Dylan’s last day of kindergarten and guess where I was? On the road, again. Not only was on the road, but on the road for the third week in a row. … Continue reading »

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When it rains, it pours

Wow. Two posts in a week. This has got to be a record for me. It’s been ages since I posted this frequently on here. So indeed when it rains, it really does pour. With mom going in for her surgery this week, we got the word on grandma a few days ago. It was … Continue reading »

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Pushing the limits of my sanity

It was one of those weekends. It actually started last week. There’s been a lot going on and I am going to take a stab at saying because of all this, my temper and patience has been limited. The first news to strike is the fact that, after 23 years, my mom has been stricken … Continue reading »

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