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CANADA DAY 150

June 30th, 2017

 

Dear Canada,

150 years old eh? Wow! You don’t look it.

You must have had some work done. I think they call it “infrastructure spending”?

In any case, happy “Sasquatch centennial” where we celebrate 150 years of only seeing a Sasquatch in one photo.

Granted, the most awe-inspiring parts of you have been around a LOT longer than 150 years. The majestic mountains, the fabulous but not INFINITE fresh water and of course…Don Cherry.

And we must always remember our First Nations family who cared for this land long before our French and English Confederation forefathers formed an agreement that …

TWO WEEKS IN NOVA SCOTIA COULD LEAD TO A NOVA YOU

June 23rd, 2017

I spent most of the last 2 weeks in Nova Scotia, first in Halifax and then at my brother’s place in the Annapolis Valley, blissfully taking a break from the news and getting back in touch with my Irish-Scottish roots (i.e. drinking Irish whisky and Scottish Scotch)

For those not aware, Nova Scotia actually means “New Scotland” in Latin and “Scotia” is the original Roman name for “Ireland”. Hence, I spent my downtime honouring the origins of the region in the most comprehensive liquid way I could (I also drank Roman wine)

And sometimes, that’s all you have to do …

Dear Dads

June 16th, 2017

Dear Dads,

As a recent addition to your ranks (I’ve been one of you for 2 years, 9 months and 16 days as I type this) I have to ask, do all of you like dadhood as much as I do?

I mean sure, there are times when I feel like I’m in a little over my head. Like when my now 2 year, 9 month and 16 day old daughter asked me a while back “daddy, what’s that thing outside of your vagina?” Then there are the times when I am in WAY over my head, like when she …