Tag Archives: growing up

Oil spill

It’s never good news when you walk into the kitchen and find your child wiping the floor. In this case, I had come in from the garden and found Abby on her hands and knees with a dish towel. I … Continue reading

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What, me Murray? or how Mad made me

There is very little that remains from my youth, least of all my youth. I still have the vinyl records that I purchased until succumbing to the folly of cassette tapes more suited to my transient lifestyle. (Cassettes are gonna … Continue reading

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Resting heartbeat

It started one evening when James was closing the door to the car. He leaned out and, with a pained look on his face, said, “Mom, I don’t want to go Concordia.” Then he drove away. Well, goodnight then. For … Continue reading

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Out of the crawlspace, into the tree house

When I was little, my older brother and I would spend hours tunnelling into the piles of snow at the end of our driveway. This was back when we regularly got snowfalls of 17 feet at a time. Or something … Continue reading

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Whatever happened to Owen?

 One of the perks of having children is being able to watch an alternate version of your life unfold before your very eyes. It’s like some Hollywood remake with different actors, contemporary references and better hair, but the story and … Continue reading

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It’s all relative

When I was maybe 7, I had a friend named Jeffrey. He eventually moved next door, but at that time he and his family lived in an apartment down the street. We weren’t in the same grade, so it made … Continue reading

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Basketball & Son

I’m watching basketball right now. There have been a couple of times in the past when I should have been writing but, you know, there was a basketball game on. So tonight I figured, why not watch this Toronto-Houston game … Continue reading

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