Introducing “Stella”-or- Where’s My Other Slipper?!

Introducing “Stella”-or- Where’s My Other Slipper?!

Soooo, without much forethought, we added another dog to the brood. As I write this, we’re a week into what I thought would be pure chaos… but it hasn’t been. Stella is a Bernese Mountain Dog, just like our “Guinness” but 17wks old. Guinness has taken to her very well and as far as new puppies go, miraculously no accidents. She’s smarter than we expected […]

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That Time I was Into Photography -or- Say “Cheese!”

That Time I was Into Photography -or- Say “Cheese!”

Hey girls! Soooo, in taking advantage of Black Friday (November 2018) deals, I bought a Nikon D5300 DSLR camera. I’m no Annie Leibovitz but I think I’m pretty good for an amateur photographer. Certainly starting off on the right foot. You’ll learn pretty fast as you grow older that it’s crucial to have an out from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. A means […]

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A Day Without iPads -or- Look Up Once In A While Or You’ll Miss Life

A Day Without iPads -or- Look Up Once In A While Or You’ll Miss Life

<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”>?</span> A few weeks ago we went on a little adventure to Hilton Falls in Halton, Ontario. This short video pretty much sums up the great time we had.  

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The Day I Altered The Future -or- Leave The Worms Be

The Day I Altered The Future -or- Leave The Worms Be

Over the past several months I’ve had a recurring memory of a day last year when I went out for a run. It could be nothing. It could mean the end of the Universe!! I was out for a run in the spring of 2017, like I do every other day. Little did I know that day would be different. I was running past our […]

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Boys Will Be Boys -or- Know An Idiot

Boys Will Be Boys -or- Know An Idiot

There once was a time when I placed all teens in the same category: Batshit Crazy! But then I began working in a field that gave me more exposure to them and in a short period of time my perception was forever changed. I quickly realized that not only was I wrong about teens but I probably grouped them together the way most people do […]

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The Transition -or- Keeping It Is The Hard Part

The Transition -or- Keeping It Is The Hard Part

In April 2016 I came to the conclusion that enough was enough. I was a 225 pound, chunkified, aching allover bag of fat and bone and I was fed up. I was tired of being tired all the time. I was tired of being grumpy. I didn’t like where I was going. I stumbled across an old photo of myself coming out of the ocean […]

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When in Rome -or- Wutza Matta Fah You??

When in Rome -or- Wutza Matta Fah You??

Mark Twain once said that travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness. I’m learning this the more and more with each trip I take. Travel to me is not only a chance to see and learn about other lands. It’s a chance to catch a glimpse inside the lives of people of other cultures and creeds. To walk in another’s shoes. It’s also an […]

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Dear Social Media, I’m Breaking Up With You -or- Committing Cybersuicide and Loving It! 

Dear Social Media, I’m Breaking Up With You -or- Committing Cybersuicide and Loving It! 

I discovered the Internet way back in the 20th century. It was 1996 actually. I was a production assistant on a TV series and almost always stayed late at night to jump on the computer in our script coordinator’s office. I was amazed at the endless piles of information that was available at my finger tips. Of course it was dial-up back then so I […]

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MacRae’s In Cuba 2017 -or- Sorry ‘Bout Your Eye, Jessica!

MacRae’s In Cuba 2017 -or- Sorry ‘Bout Your Eye, Jessica!

As I write this my 8 year old daughter is sleeping soundly in bed beside me. She awoke crying in her own bed telling me she can’t stop thinking about Cuba and misses it.  Flashback to last Friday (April 7th). My wife and I pulled the girls out of school under the guise we were taking them to McDonald’s for lunch. That much was true […]

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The Fight To Be Creative -or- Why Is Nothing Easy?

The Fight To Be Creative -or- Why Is Nothing Easy?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about a project I’m currently working on. It’s a children’s books I’m struggling to put together with a friend of mine… and I stress the word “struggling”. It seems that every time I go to work on the book life gets in the way – life or a lack of enthusiasm. I liken it to writer’s block but I’m […]

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