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Riffing on rims

Rims. We got rims. Rims for sale, rims to give. For all your rim needs. Rims R Us. Rim-A-Palooza. Rim-Tin-Tin. Fill it to the brim with rims. We got tires on rims. Rims on tires, just in a great big, … Continue reading

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It takes a village to start a car

When it came to our car battery, I knew we were playing with fire. Or rather lack of fire. It had come to the point where simply leaving the key in the ignition would drain it. But we had a … Continue reading

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I want to be the guy who drives the snowplough

O, I want to be the guy who drives the snowplough through the town. A vanquisher of snowstorms, mighty king of streets and roads. How I wish I were admired for my ploughing skills and courage As I drive and … Continue reading

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My Canada Gross coat

I’ve long been of the belief that our craving for stuff is what’s killing our planet. Consequently, I tend to hang onto things until they’re worn beyond use rather than replace them with something new. I’m good for the environment, … Continue reading

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We could have died out there!

It was shortly after I said to Deb, “We should have brought a compass,” that I began to wonder who would eat whom. Logically, it made sense that I would cannibalize my wife because, seriously, look at me. There’s no … Continue reading

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A stiff one

Winter in Canada: an endless, bleak landscape of snow and cold, without hope or pity, the unrelenting harshness chipping away at your very humanity – unless you’re a visitor to our fair province, in which case, “Bienvenue! Joie d’hiver! Pull … Continue reading

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If a skier falls in the forest, does it make you laugh?

Of all the wintertime activities – skating, sliding, dry-knuckle boxing, the 100-metre layering – cross-country skiing is among my favourites. I particularly enjoy the solitude, but not for the nature-loving reasons you might think. To fully explain why, I have … Continue reading

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