Category Archives: It Really Did Happen!

The crumbs and animal hair of real life.

All shook up about childhood movie trauma

Who in their right mind thought it was a good idea to take me to see Earthquake when I was 9 years old? And when did I start sounding like a grandmother who uses phrases like “who in their right … Continue reading

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Message to the buyer of my childhood home

Dear occupant, Congratulations on purchasing the home I grew up in, the only home of my childhood, the one with the Ross Murray commemorative plaque out front, assuming my parents have followed my instructions. I thought I might get to … Continue reading

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Who has 2 thumbs, 0 prostate and no signs of cancer?

THIS GUY! Last week, I learned from my doctor that my PSA count, five weeks after prostatectomy, was a big fat zero, which is exactly what we wanted to hear. Well, I wanted to hear it. Maybe my doctor harbours … Continue reading

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Alexa, is Ross Murray a doofus?

For Christmas, our daughter Katie gave me an Amazon Echo Dot, better known as Alexa. “Katie is no longer my favourite,” her mother announced. It’s not so much that Deb hates gadgets; it’s that she hates gadgets with me. She … Continue reading

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How to take care of yourself

I recently came to a conclusion: Donald Trump gave me cancer. When I had my checkup in the summer of 2016, my prostate was slightly enlarged but nothing to worry about, my doctor said. People felt the same way about … Continue reading

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All I Want for Christmas is No Tube

I was informed by a reader that last week’s column about the Absolute Worst Christmas Tea & Bazaar was decidedly Grinch-like and that I should really get with it Yuletide-wise. Unfortunately, this week I was hoping to relay a certain … Continue reading

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One More Night, Gimme Just One More Night

The last thing I want is to be a bore. (Not true; the last thing I want is another biopsy, but I think I made that pretty clear already.) However, I did leave my post last week on a bit … Continue reading

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