Tag: family

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A Couple Of Pops

My son-in-law is down visiting with his wife this weekend, so we’ve decided to spend the afternoon at a local brewery, then over to his aunt’s house for dinner. After that, I finally get the opportunity to see IT, which I’ve been looking forward to since I first saw the trailer. All hail Stephen King, …

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Christmas Eve

I don’t actually believe in Jesus as anything other than a nice man from a long time ago whose philosophy has been badly perverted by greed-and-power structures around the world, but I like Christmas. I’m lucky in that I have a family that is very close and gets along well, without too much in the …

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Parental Units

A lot of people my age are starting to lose parents. Luckily for me, both of mine have survived, as have my wife’s.  Family is critically important to me, and no matter what other interests I have (save writing and creation), all of them are subject to time with my family. Of all the things …

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Nieces

Today is my youngest niece’s tenth birthday. It’s weird to me to think back on that pink, squirming little human that got shoved in my inexpert arms so many years ago.  I was afraid to touch her, and despite intellectually knowing she was family, it never occurred to me at the time that she was …

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Games Night

It’s been a long, wonderful day.  Every day, I wake up thinking of everything I intend to do that day, and whether the day will allow for it, or whether my energy will sustain it. I know I’ve been pushing myself hard for the past four or five months, but life is short, and I’ve …

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Brother’s Birthday

It’s my older brother’s birthday.  From him, I’ve inherited a love of the alternative, and a disdain for difference for difference’s sake, as well as two wonderfully precocious nieces. I don’t have kids and don’t plan on having them, so it’s awesome to have a couple of quick-witted and wondrous kids around with whom to …

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Oshawa, Round 2

Today, it’s all about Thor and Mongolian Grill and a craft brewery or three. That, and enjoying time with family, which is critically important in my life. Funny, how things change.  When I was a teenager, I used to disavow the need for family; family was something you didn’t choose and therefore, could drop. Instead, …