Tag Archives: aging

We Have Some Unsettling Nudes

Every now and then I remember the time I was blackmailed in college and I think, “Huh, that was weird.” When I enrolled at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, I was assigned to Bennett, a men’s residence that had … Continue reading

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My poker face has become a bad bet

My wife has a tell. If she’s about to lose her cool, you know it. The kids know it. I definitely know it. “Uh-oh,” we whisper in chilled tones. “Cheekbones…” That clenching of the jaw is the signal to abandon … Continue reading

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Permission to have the blues

I’m not going to lie, it’s been a rough week, for a number of reasons, not least being that I’m coming up to one year since my surgery for prostate cancer. Right now I’m in the clear, but you’re never … Continue reading

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Nouveau old-school nostalgia

I attended Antigonish Regional High School in Nova Scotia, better known as ARHS. The fact that I don’t remember anyone ever pronouncing it “arse” seems to me less a mark of school pride than a sadly missed opportunity. In junior … Continue reading

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Progressives and Pleasure-Ways

During our stay in New Brunswick, Deb and I camped at an oceanfront campground. Unfortunately, the oceanfront was primarily reserved for RVs and trailers while our tent was relegated to what wasn’t so much “front of ocean” as “back of … Continue reading

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