November 19, 2022

I felt a nagging doubt in the pit of my stomach. Where was it? I couldn’t do without it, could I? I felt a sense of withdrawal. A sense of loss grabbed me and I twitched, thinking about how I could go without for the next fourty-eight hours.  I forgot my phone at home. We have become so addicted to the devices that never leave our sides. But there I was half an hour from my home in heavy traffic Read more…

November 15, 2022 Happy Anniversary

Eight years… Time does fly when you’re having fun. Eight years ago, Krista and I stood in front of our friends and family and said our vows of love and devotion to each other.  We looked deep into each others eyes and said, “I will walk beside you.”  Eight years… we spent five more before that figuring out if we would indeed marry each other. At first, we were friends with ‘benefits’. Eventually, it became so much more.  Relationships are Read more…

November 11, 2022 Remember Those Left Behind

Remembrance day 2022 began cold and bleak for far too many people. It was a chilly morning and the cool air pierced right through my body. I walked across the parking lot on my way to work thinking about all those who fought and died for our country so many years ago. I also thought about the poor people who fought and lived. The ones who were forgotten and lost when they got home from serving overseas. So many veterans Read more…

November 11, 2022 The Forgotten One

Brian’s feet were cold. He could feel the ground through the holes in the soles of his boots as he stood on the frozen ground.  He wished his soul didn’t feel so cold. He watched the people walk by in their warm coats and new boots. They headed toward the cenotaph for their annual pretendance. He groaned inside, they claim it was remembrance but he called it pretendance. Brian combined the words in his mind, they pretend to remember but Read more…

November 6, 2022 CFL Playoffs

I moved to BC sixteen and a half years ago. There are very few things I miss about living in Calgary. One thing I do miss is going to CFL football games. I loved the passion and excitement that would fill the city when The Stampeders were in the playoffs. Football was a big part of my life every weekend from late June through mid-November when my team went all the way to the Grey Cup, lost out, or even Read more…

November 3, 2022

It started with a trickle of white flakes drifting to the earth. In mere moments the pace increased and snow began circling in the cooling air. Only to disappear in miniature puddles as they hit the ground. Inevitably the first snowflakes gathered upon the grass and stayed. The pace of the falling snow increased. Until it was a deluge of white reflected in the streetlights and the sky was filled with a crystallized dance. Winter has finally descended upon our Read more…

November 2, 2022

Mmmmm chocolate… I think I love, no hate, no love, Halloween. If only because of chocolate. The struggle is real. For the last fourteen years, Halloween has meant trick or treating with my daughter. This year we stayed home and I thought I was free of the temptation to steal her chocolate. But nooo, my beautiful wife had to go and buy a box of little Kit Kat chocolate bars. She bought them because last year we had some neighbour Read more…

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