Category Archives: Memories

The First Quintin Update: Un Deux Trois Four

I woke up one morning not too long ago to my youngest son singing ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star’ in his room. Quintin just turned four-years old, and there he was, laying in his bed, barely awake with the blankets bunched … Continue reading

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No Post Day | First Tune

When we escaped from my father, we moved into a small two-bedroom apartment over a gas station. My memory on this is a little sketchy, but one of the things we ended up with was a cabinet record player: it … Continue reading

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Proof Of The Life Of Brian And How It Saved Mine

I have a large collection of Blues music, but it came to me mostly by accident and from only one source. At the beginning of my College journalism program we were assigned a local celebrity. We had three months to … Continue reading

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Memory Is A Wicked Thing

When I was five I spent six weeks in the Hospital For Sick Kids in Toronto. I walked and ran awkwardly, as though something was wrong with my hips. There were also some other symptoms which, when combined with the … Continue reading

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No Post Day | Spirit Guide

My regular appointment with my psychiatrist is in… eleven hours and I’ve been up all night working on another anniversary post thing. So I think I still have time for a decent sleep and a shower. Although I haven’t confirmed … Continue reading

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My Red Neck And The Demolition Derby

It’s the annual agricultural fair this weekend. My village doubles, and sometimes even triples in size for three days of sheep shearing, horse and tractor pulls and, of course, the demolition derby. I’ve only ever gone twice mostly because I … Continue reading

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