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2017 has been a rough year, and considering it’s not even over yet it may get worse. Canada lost some pretty great people this year, most recently with Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip,  and CBC Radio storyteller and host of the Vinyl Cafe Stuart McLean. And in our own family, my wife lost her brother Ferlyn suddenly and unexpectedly one summer night, breaking hearts amongst all of us. I mention these… Read More

At 46 years old, you might think that I’m mature. Or at least heading in that direction..right? I mean, after all, I’m past the age of feeling invincible and doing stupid things that can get me hurt. At my ripe old age I’m supposed to be all “hey careful you don’t take your eye out!”, and “slow down people, this ain’t the mainland!” My stepsons will vouch that I am always on… Read More

When my sister and I were kids, the most exciting part of our holiday calendar year was not always Christmas. There. I said it. For us it was Thanksgiving, so I suppose that makes us big turkeys. Don’t get me wrong, we loved the Christmas presents, the time off school, and the good eats and the holiday spirit, but what we really, really loved each year was Thanksgiving. More importantly, we loved what we did at… Read More