Choosing My World

The past week has been, well, thought provoking to say the least. Earlier in the week I learned that a former office mate was killed in a car accident. While I didn’t know him other than as the always smiling Masters student who shared an office with me, his sudden death was a shock. He […]

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Hey Mama

In the event that you’ve somehow forgotten, today is Mother’s Day. For those of you that have forgotten and have a mom that should be called, I suggest that you get on the horn and wish her a Happy Mother’s Day. You’ve got a few minutes left before you’re in the ‘bad’ or ‘neglectful child’ […]

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Holy Expletive-ing Hell

Yesterday I received a phone call from my Dad. It went something like this: Dad: By the way, I had to take your mother to the hospital today because of chest pain. Me: A short moment of stunned silence where I processed this little nugget of slap-me-in-the-face reality and what it could mean, while at […]

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The Shenaniganning Continues

Sometime last year – early November to be somewhat more specific – I received a text from Rick about a new and wonderful adventure. That adventure was ice-climbing. On receiving the text, it took me all of about a millisecond to respond with a resoundingĀ hells ya. Well, flash forward a few months – basically just […]

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Saturday Night Reunion

It’s Saturday night and I’m sitting at the hospital with my brothers Sandy, and Aidan, and my sister-in-laws Becky, and Shannon. Bernie is sound asleep down the hallĀ (thank you sedatives, morphine, and a healthy brew of other pharmacological treats), thankfully oblivious to the machines that go bing, and hopefully dreaming about something more exciting than […]

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