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How to dig a hole

“I’m not very good at digging holes.” – Our daughter, explaining why she declined a request to dig a hole in the backyard for her mother’s new lavender plant. The first thing you gotta know about digging holes is you … Continue reading

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Part of something bigger

My son James was front and centre in a news photo depicting the thrilling 73-72 RSEQ championship win by the Bishop’s University men’s basketball team on Saturday. In the shot, he’s not playing. Instead, he’s on the bench with his … Continue reading

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The Loneliness of the Bouncy-Castle Monitor

At one point, I’m quiet certain time began to flow in reverse. At very least it began to loop, roughly around the time that child I thought I’d seen the last of flung himself off the top of the bouncy … Continue reading

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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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Bye-bye pool

We warned the children we were getting rid of the swimming pool. I swear we warned them. Maybe they didn’t believe us, thinking it was one of our idle threats, like “We’re going to move to the country!” or “We’re … Continue reading

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