Yearly Archives: 2015

The books in review 2015

Let Me Be Frank With You – Richard Ford Not much happens in Ford’s Frank Bascombe books, and this, the fourth, has the least going on of the lot, mostly encounters with acquaintances and loved ones in four separate stories. … Continue reading

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My year, reviewed, outstandingly

January My peace mission to Syria was fraught with complications after my seeing-eye Pomeranian was seized at Customs for violating national thresholds of froufrou-ness. This was followed by further scurrying about and logistical recalibration after I realized I was not … Continue reading

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The Kitchen Story; or, The Nutivity

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree that a new kitchen counter would be installed a week before Christmas. And all were on board, each in his own way, because it was a … Continue reading

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I left my fudge in church

Originally posted on Drinking Tips for Teens:
Dear stewards of Centenary United Church, Last Sunday morning, it’s possible a member of your congregation may have found a small piece of fudge wrapped in a napkin in the back of one…

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An inconvenient Pez

For whatever reason, it’s frowned upon in Western culture to take a big bowl of sugar and pour it directly into your mouth. Instead, we’re forced to transform the sugar into various confections and ingest them by way of various … Continue reading

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My baby tolerates me

It was not your traditional wedding. It was not the beachfront ceremony we had imagined. The bride wore blue. Her maid of honour was her father. The special guest star was our unborn daughter curled up inside, the size of … Continue reading

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Save Rooney

When I was in Grade 11 there was – how shall I say – an incident. It involved the high school band, an overnight stay, a third-floor window and some water balloons. It was not the perfect crime. The teacher … Continue reading

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