I like reading about life hacks.  These are methods people use to add efficiency and, quite often, an element of savings or cost avoidance to an otherwise common process.  I’ve incorporated some into my life and finally can contribute one myself! My life hack addresses my golf habit.  Now, we all have vices. Those little skeletons […]

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May 2-4 weekend.  The Queen’s Birthday.  The real name for a case of beer.  The first party weekend of the summer to sit around a camp fire and finish that case of beer. It is now also the weekend that will be remembered by me as the one where my parents were involved in a tragic, […]

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I’m going to share a story of a friend who is currently engaged in a housing negotiation.  Here’s how things started: He and his wife currently own their home, though it has become a squeeze with a growing family.  Their home has served them exceptionally well.  They’ve put in a few upgrades, kept it maintained, […]

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  THE FLANEUR: LESSONS IN WALKING FROM MY UNCLE “To be away from home and yet to feel oneself everywhere at home; to see the world, to be at the centre of the world, and yet to remain hidden from the world—impartial natures which the tongue can but clumsily define. The flaneur is a prince who everywhere […]

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The other day I was working a remarkably quiet shift, to the point where all the staff were uncharacteristically able to sit around and talk. I was a latecomer to one such chatting group so I sat nearby listening, giving the odd non-committal quip.  I was a comfortable bystander.  The conversation rotated around family issues, […]

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